October 7, 2020

Whitehouse Statement on Family Separation Revelations

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today regarding new reporting on the Department of Justice Inspector General’s findings related to the Trump administration’s child separation policy:

“The active participation of senior Department of Justice officials—including the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General—in President Trump’s plan to deliberately and callously tear apart immigrant families is another degradation of the Department. The months-long delay in the release of the Inspector General’s final report, perhaps until after the election, suggests a Department still running political errands for the president. The American people need a full accounting of the damage this President has inflicted on our system of justice.”

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