Florida Dem Vows To Arrest People 'Making Fun of Members of Congress' Online
Frederica Wilson reacts to private Facebook group disparaging immigrants and congress
Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida has warned of prosecution for people who make fun of Congress online following a ProPublica report revealing that Border Patrol agents had been disparaging immigrants and members of Congress in a private Facebook group.
"Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace, and there is no need for anyone think that is unacceptable (sic)," Wilson said.
"We're gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted"
"You cannot intimidate members of Congress, frighten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it's a shame in this United States of America."
Wilson joined other members of Congress visiting the child detention center for unaccompanied minor illegal immigrants in Homestead, Florida.
After visiting, Wilson demanded the facility be closed down.
"They're spending weeks, and even months, in detention conditions that are tantamount to living under house arrest. We are upset about it."
"We came today to say we will shut this down because this does not have to be this way," Wilson continued.
"These children can be processed and sent to foster care, they can be processed and sent to next of kin, aunts, grandmothers, people in the community who know them and that's what we are fighting for today."
But Wilson admitted that the children were being "looked after in a clean environment."
The Homestead shelter houses around 3,000 children between the ages of 13 and 17 years old.
"Those people who are online, making fun of members of congress are a disgrace."— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 2, 2019
"There is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable."
"We're going to shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down and they should be prosecuted. " --@RepWilson pic.twitter.com/h577vW9pRk
Most of the children are reunited with family members, and the average stay is 25 days, officials told WBFS.
Although the Democrats continue to complain about Donald Trump's border policies, many are forgetting that former President, Barack Obama, detained 90,000 immigrant children in cages during his time in office.
The discovery was uncovered by Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, who then sent a Tweet out primarily ignored by the mainstream media.
Pascale said: “Over 90,000 kids were detained under Obama. And no one cared.”
Obama's former ICE chief, tasked with handling illegal aliens, said it was Obama who came up with the idea of putting illegal immigrant children in the “cages,” not President Donald Trump.
Despite this fact, the Democrats are using the 'children in the cages' narrative to ignite outrage mobs against Trump as crucial aspects of their 2020 campaigns.