Dem. Senator Avoids Saying Whether She Protested Obama’s Detention Centers


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Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin avoided answering whether or not she had protested against President Obama’s immigration detention tactics during an appearance on CNN with Brooke Baldwin on Wednesday afternoon.


“You know, on this issue that we get into a moment where we’re making progress and then when it stalls we turn around,” Sen. Baldwin stated. “I think we all need to continue to be focused on it and press it through.”

“The American people need confidence we can solve problems. Nobody believes that we have an immigration system that works,” she went on to say.

The President signed an executive order ending the policy of separating parents from their children when they are apprehended illegally trying to enter the country on Wednesday. Many are pointing out that this is actually an Obama era policy, even though the current president has received a lot of heat for it. (RELATED: TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ACTION TO STOP FAMILY SEPARATION)

People have pointed out that many who are now critical of the policy, were not when it was happening under the previous administration.

The CNN host persisted, asking again if Sen. Baldwin had expressed the same feelings back under the Obama Administration when they were doing similar things at the border.

“You know, in numbers of cases, usually, I remember a constituent was in detention at the border, arguably very inappropriately and we raised our voices in this instance and many others,” she answered.