Warren making impromptu visit to Florida migrant shelter

Warren making impromptu visit to Florida migrant shelter
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument MORE (D-Mass), a 2020 presidential candidate, said during a rally Tuesday that she would attempt to visit a migrant emergency care shelter in Florida the next day.

Warren’s announcement was spurred by a question from a rally attendee, according to Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel.

After an audience member asked Warren to bring increased attention to the migrant holding centers following reports of terrible conditions, Warren responded, "I'm going to Homestead tomorrow."


She also invited the attendee to “come with me,” according to Weigel, who reported that a visit to the facility was not on Warren's public schedule.

"We have to shut down that facility and shut it down now," she said as the crowd cheered and broke into a chant of “shut it down.”

The Hill has reached out to Warren’s campaign for comment.

Warren, a top-tier Democratic candidate, is already in Florida this week for the upcoming debates in Miami.

She held a rally at Florida International University on Tuesday after arriving in southern Florida earlier in the week.

Warren has frequently criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE for his hard-line immigration policies. She has called for border crossings of undocumented immigrants to be decriminalized.

Conditions at border facilities have received increased scrutiny since lawyers reported unsanitary and unsafe conditions there.

--This report was updated on June 26 at 10:29 a.m.