Ingraham, 'Angel Mom' Mendoza: Pelosi, Dems Politicized Tragic Death of Migrant Girl
Dems silent on victims of illegal immigrant crime.
Laura Ingraham and Mary Ann Mendoza called out Democrats, including House leader Nancy Pelosi, for politicizing the tragic death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who passed away while in U.S. custody.
Jakelin [Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin] was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father, Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz, 29, and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of the New Mexico desert. Some seven hours later, she was put on a bus to the nearest Border Patrol station but soon began vomiting, reports said. By the end of the two-hour drive, she had stopped breathing, reports said. She died of dehydration and shock, The Post reported, citing the CBP.
Customs and Border Protection said Friday that the girl initially appeared healthy and that an interview raised no signs of trouble.
Pelosi released a statement on Friday that read in part, “We must honor the spark of divinity in every person. We have a moral responsibility to ensure all children are treated with decency and compassion. ... The Congress will ... investigate this horrific tragedy to ensure the safety and security of every child."
Mary Ann Mendoza -- whose police officer son was killed in 2014 by a drunk-driving illegal immigrant with a criminal record -- said Pelosi talks about having a "moral responsibility" to take care of children, but she hasn't been willing to discuss or meet with the families of innocent Americans killed by illegal immigrants.
She explained that her organization, Angel Families, has repeatedly tried to set up meetings with Pelosi, but they have gotten no response from the likely incoming House Speaker's office.
Laura Ingraham said it's perfectly understandable for Pelosi to express sadness over the death of a young girl, but that stands in stark contrast to her silence and lack of emotion toward Americans who suffer from illegal immigrant crime.
Mendoza also took issue with Democratic leaders like Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer opposing funding President Trump's long-promised border wall and politicizing the border security funding debate.
"Would the cost to fix a gate that is broken [on] the fence that is surrounding your house, would the cost of that mean anything to you, Nancy, if it meant protecting your family?" Mendoza said.
"Until she's affected by this, will she ever talk about it publicly? And that's the sad thing."
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