A Democrat was scolded and threatened for breaking Senate rules when he played a recording of a crying child on the House floor.
Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, played a recording of an immigrant child crying from the inside of a detention center, in an obvious attempt to protest the no-longer existent situation at the border where children were being taken into government custody when their parents were detained for breaking federal laws. Lieu had to be threatened with security before he finally turned the recording off.
As reported by washingtonexaminer.com
"If the Statue of Liberty could cry, she would be crying today," Lieu said as he stood next to an image of children covered in sleeping bags and mylar blankets housed in a detention facility.
Lieu asked his colleagues to imagine what it would be like being "ripped away from your mother and father" and "what must that sound like." Then audio of Central American children crying for their parents after being separated from them at the U.S.-Mexico border began to play in the chamber through a recording he brought with him.
Rep. Karen Handel, R-Ga., who was presiding over the floor, told Lieu to "suspend" because he was "in breach of quorum."
A visibly irritated Handel cited Rule 17 which "prohibits the use of electronic device to made sounds in the chamber."
Lieu ignored Handel and said the rule doesn't prohibit him from playing sounds from inside a detention center.
"Why do you not let the American people hear what they are saying?" Lieu asked. "Why are we hiding this from the American people?"
"We have 2,300 babies and kids in detention facilities who were ripped away from their parents. I think the American people need to hear this," he continued.
After four minutes of the audio blasting throughout the House, Handel told Lieu that the sergeant-at-arms would enforce the rules, meaning they'd physically remove him if necessary. Lieu then stopped the recording and yielded back the rest of his time.
What is really sad is that this was clearly done to lure votes for the midterm elections. While the media may have the public snowed when it comes to the truth, Democrats know that the removal of children in those situations is not something Trump created, and has been done for years. The Democrats have been taking advantage of the ignorance of the public to try and secure votes during the midterms by manipulating heartstrings with their lies.
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