CBS Host Says Statue Of Liberty Is ‘Weeping’

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Gayle King, co-host of “CBS This Morning,” weighed in on children being separated from their parents at the border.

King said, “After talking to the people, watching the people, listening to the people, the Statue of Liberty, I think, is weeping right now.”

The CBS host ventured to a detainment facility in McAllen, Texas, where she interviewed Manuel Padilla the chief of the Rio Grande Valley sector of Customs and Border Patrol.

King asked, “Help us understand why families are being told that your children are going to be taken and given a bath, and then they don’t see their children. How is that OK?”

Padilla responded, “Very respectfully, Mrs. Gale, that’s misinformation that is out there. … Every family member gets a sheet with information to keep track of their child.”

King pleaded with the chief, saying, “I had parent after parent tell me they weren’t told where their child was going, that their child was just being taken away, that they had no way to communicate with their children. That’s not misinformation, that’s someone I heard with my own ears.”

Again, Padilla responded quite bluntly, “That is misinformation, ma’am.”

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