Warren making impromptu visit to Florida migrant shelter

Warren making impromptu visit to Florida migrant shelter
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren adds her pronouns to Twitter bio Biden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants 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 TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade 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.