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“I think that the policy was shameful. I can’t imagine anything worse than tearing parents from their children.”
— Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland isn’t shying away from criticizing the Trump administration on family separation policy at the Mexican border in his confirmation hearing.
That is the decision the majority leader is going to have to make. I believe we should use every constitutional tool available to stop the president’s unconstitutional executive action. That’s what Republicans, Republican candidates all over the country said over and over again last year.
— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), telling Roll Call that attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch’s immigration views were “dangerous” and questioned whether Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) should even have the chamber consider her nomination.