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At long last Sarah, have you decency?

At long last Sarah, have you decency?

by digby

The answer is no. This was an odious display of dishonesty and pure, unadulterated malevolence:

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made a disastrous attempt to defend the White House’s policy of separating immigrant families at the border during Thursday’s press briefing.

CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Sanders to explain Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ comments earlier in the day about how the White House’s family separation policy is consistent with the teachings of the Bible.

Sanders said she couldn’t speak to Sessions’ specific comments, but added, “I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law.”

But family separation is not a law. It is a policy that the Trump administration implemented in April and could end at any time.

When Acosta pointed this out to Sanders, she replied by calling him stupid.

“I know it’s hard for you to understand even short sentences, I guess,” she said. “Please don’t take my words out of context, but the separation of illegal alien families is the product of the same legal loopholes that Democrats refuse to close.”

The next reporter Sanders called on again tried to impress upon her that the Trump administration’s policy of separating families is not a law, and could be revisited at any time. But Sanders didn’t want to hear it.

“Our administration has had the same position since we started on day one, that we we’re going to enforce the law,” she said. “We’re a country of law and order, and we’re enforcing the law, and protecting our borders. If Democrats wans to get serious about it instead of playing political games, they are welcome to come here and sit down the president and actually do something about it.”

At that point, something extraordinary happened. Brian Karem, the White House reporter for Playboy, jumped in without being called upon, and yelled to Sanders, “You’re a parent! Don’t you have any empathy for what these people are going through?”

“Come on, Sarah, you’re a parent,” Karem continued. “They have less than you do. Seriously. Seriously.”

“I’m trying to be serious, but I’m not going to have you yell out of turn,” Sanders replied.

“It’s a serious question,” Karem responded. “These people have nothing. They come to the border with nothing and you throw their children in cages. You’re a parent. You’re a parent of young children! Don’t you have any empathy for they go through?”

Sanders then called upon another reporter who asked her a question about Russia.



I just don't know what to say about this except I suspect that by her own religious belief system she has consigned herself to hell.