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Dem Congressman Crashes Session at the House with Audio Recording of Children Separated at Border


Congressman Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, crashed the U.S. House of Representatives Friday morning by playing a recording obtained by journalism nonprofit ProPublica of children separated from their parents at the U.S. border.

Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur Tweeted it out:

Freelancer Dana Blankenhorn piled on and accused Rep. Karen Handel, a Republican from Georgia who was presiding over the House, of laughing during the playing of the recording:

ProPublica wasted no time in seizing the moment:

A lot of people were feeling the love for Congressman Lieu because of his bold move:

The release of the ProPublica recording drew national attention to the issue of family separations at the U.S. Border. The administration of President Donald Trump has flip-flopped on the practice several times this week.

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