Via American Action News:
Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill, is saying the heads of border enforcement are liable to criminal prosecution for claimed child abuse at migrant detention centers.
Per The Daily Caller:
“This is inhuman. Frankly, I think it’s criminal,” Nadler, a New York Democrat, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
“There ought to be criminal prosecutions of some of the agency heads and some of the people for child abuse. This is clearly child abuse. It violates probably half a dozen laws.”
Nadler was commenting on reports from 13 House Democrats who visited a border facility in El Paso, Tex. earlier on Monday. The lawmakers said they saw Central American migrants being held with limited supplies of water.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who took part in the visit, claimed that Customs and Border Protection agents told female detainees to drink water from toilets. When asked whether she witnessed such an exchange, Ocasio-Cortez declined to answer. She also reportedly screamed at agents in “a threatening manner” and refused to tour parts of the facility.
Nadler is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.