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Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) is accusing President Trump of constantly, “creating a crisis, [and] blames others for what’s happening, and uses the ensuing chaos to demand a legislative solution that often harms even more people.”

Transcript (via FedNews) as Follows: 

“Aloha, this is Senator Mazie Hirono. I have the privilege of representing the people of Hawaii in the United States Senate. These are not normal times. Every day we face a fresh outrage from Donald Trump and his administration.

On issue after issue, Donald Trump creates a crisis, blames others for what’s happening, and uses the ensuing chaos to demand a legislative solution that often harms even more people.

This is true on issue after issue, but let me focus on two that are deeply personal for me – immigration and health care.

Last month, Donald Trump instituted his zero tolerance policy on people crossing the border, and the consequences have been severe. Children have been ripped away from their parents, placed into mass detention, deprived of adequate legal counsel, and isolated from everyone they’ve ever known.

After millions of people rose up in sorrow and anger over what was happening, Donald Trump did what he always does. He blamed Democrats for a mess he created and proceeded to use these children as leverage to seek legislation that would enshrine the President’s hatred and fear of immigrants into law.

What’s happening to these children and the President’s antipathy toward immigrants speak to me personally. I came to this country when I was 7 years old with my mom and older brother. Mom was escaping an abusive marriage to start a new life for us. Mom worked at low paying jobs for long hours. My 9-year-old brother and I were latchkey kids. We waited at the bus stop every night for mom to come home from work.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it would have been like if my mother had been taken away from us. I know we would have been devastated. That’s what the President is doing to these kids – some 2,400 who have been and are being traumatized by his actions. He apparently views them as collateral damage in furtherance of his policy of prosecuting every single one of their parents.

It’s critically important that these children be reunited with their parents as soon as possible.

Rather than taking responsibility for unnecessarily traumatizing thousands of children, he – as usual – continues to blame others.

On health care, he follows a similar pattern. Over the past year, the Trump administration has led a concerted campaign to undermine our country’s health care system and deprive millions of Americans access to quality, affordable health care.

They eliminated cost sharing reduction payments that help millions of Americans afford their care. They eliminated the health coverage requirement. These changes will increase premiums and make health care unaffordable for the people who need it most.

And, in the latest outrage, earlier this month, the Trump administration refused to defend the Affordable Care Act in a Texas lawsuit to undo one of the law’s key protections, arguing that people with pre-existing conditions – one in four in our country – should not be guaranteed health insurance. The President wants to take us back to a time when an insurance company could deny you coverage because you had diabetes, asthma, heart disease, cancer, or any other pre-existing condition.

When I was diagnosed with kidney cancer last year, I was fortunate; I had health insurance that allowed me to focus on fighting my illness – not how I was going to pay for treatment. I now join the millions of people in our country with a pre-existing condition.

Our stories do not matter to this President or this administration. But they matter to millions of us and to our families.

Democrats are calling on President Trump to use his executive authority to reunite the 2,400 separated children with their parents. We are calling on him to resolve many other problems his executive order created. And we are calling on his administration to stop its sabotage of our health care system and work with us on a bipartisan basis to protect and improve it.

These are not normal times, but we can’t afford to be discouraged. Resisting this president and his administration requires each of us to step up, raise our voices, and fight back.

It’s an honor to fight alongside you. Mahalo nui loa.”

source: breitbart.com

  • Gary Oplt

    What is the matter with you liberals??? Just because the Demorats have always done it that way, does not mean that everyone stoops that low.

  • Munge

    Bipartisan myass the dims don’t know the meaning of the word.

    • April Stoner

      They don’t know the meaning of a lot of words, like NAZI, Communism, bipartisan, Controlled thoughts, puppet, propaganda, indoctrination etc… they do know obstruction and obedience, their indoctrination into hate, violance, obstruction and obedience to the drone voices that rule them.

      • Munge

        I take it you mean the dims?

        • April Stoner

          Absolutely

      • Munge

        Got that right sister.

  • April Stoner

    Liberals lie about everything if they think it’s going to benefit them when they need a diversion, plus they seem to have a comprehension problem with of all things government and legal, and time will reveal themselves as the incompetents they are.
    A sign of stupidity is doing the same things over and over then screaming stupidity in your face as proof of their irrelevance to reality.

    • E Scott Hollingsworth

      Many are reality challenged anyway.

    • E Scott Hollingsworth

      You’d think that they would have learned by the example set by Obozo-the-great.

  • Michael Hayes

    What a retarded liberal idiot, democrats have no idea what every day people are. They try to push there stupid logic on the American people that really care about this country. Then scream bloody murder when they don’t get there way.

    • E Scott Hollingsworth

      Yep. That’s the norm for them.

  • 45N90W

    Dear Miz Hero,
    The former prez—you know, the one with the purple lips and big ears—had the policy of “ripping” kids from their parents because they came here illegally and are therefore technically criminals. All DJT has done is continue that policy because it is the law, although doing it with more humane conditions than did the former office holder’s administration.

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  • Phoebe Isley

    “I came to this country when I was 7 years old with my mom and older brother. Mom was escaping an abusive marriage to start a new life for us. Mom worked at low paying jobs for long hours. My 9-year-old brother and I were latchkey kids. We waited at the bus stop every night for mom to come home from work.”
    Did she just admit she is here illegally with her family? Who cares what you or your family endured? Do you think you are unique? Many of us didn’t start off like you all would like to think…we all and our parents worked hard, became citizens LEGALLY and obeyed the LAWS OF THE LAND. Break them go to jail or be deported. Don’t want children to be cared for then fine….you got your wish now kids can stay with parents in detention for months or years on end until its their turn. Oh you thought we’d allow parents to flee the detention center to be with their kids? NO NO NO…they broke the law and must be prosecuted per OUR LAWS. You liberals never think before you speak and demand.

  • Rose Nishiyama

    Hawaiians are just as liberal as Californians. They don’t believe in law and order and only doing what they want to do whether it’s wrong or could hurt others. I call it selfish or “it’s all about me”. They create chaos and expect the conservatives to concede to their demands and not fight back. It’s been this way for many years and now when conservatives are finally in power, they hate it. They give stupid reasons for their actions, they lash out and try to hurt bodily or mentally the people that don’t agree with their ways or agendas. It’s so sad to think that people don’t think about the consequences of their actions. Probably because nothing actually happens to them, they don’t end up in jail or any other means of punishment as attested by Hillary, Bill, Comey, McCabe, etc. It’s almost at the point where I don’t give a rat’s ass what happens, and that is the results of nothing meaningful happening to the criminals.