Four heated moments from House hearing on conditions at border facilities

House Democrats clashed with Trump administration officials on Friday during a contentious hearing on the treatment of migrants, especially children, at U.S. facilities along the border.

Congressional Democrats grew emotional at several points during the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing after receiving testimony about neglect and poor conditions at detention facilities.

Republicans and Trump officials often grew angry themselves, lashing out at their Democratic colleagues over the rhetoric used by some members of Congress to describe Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials and the conditions in which migrants are kept.

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Here are some of the top moments from Friday's hearing.

Ex-ICE chief spars with Democrat over child separation: 'Your comments are disgusting'

During one particularly contentious moment of Friday's hearing, Rep. Jesús García (D-Ill.) clashed with former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) chief Thomas Homan, accusing Homan of not caring about migrant child deaths because the children do not "look like" his own children.

"How can you possibly allow this to happen under your watch?" the congressman asked. "Is it because these children don’t look like children that are around you?"

"Your comments are disgusting," Homan replied. "For you to sit there and insult my integrity and my love for my country and for children — that's why this whole thing needs to be fixed! And you're the member of Congress. Fix it."

House Democrat snaps at Homan: 'I’m not calling on you, sir'

Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyHouse bill targets US passport backlog Democrats weigh next steps on Jan. 6 probe Tlaib, Democrats slam GOP calls for border oversight to fight opioid crisis MORE (D-Va.) also battled Homan at Friday's hearing, shouting down the former ICE official for allegedly allowing migrants to be treated as "subhumans" by ICE personnel and criticizing the "hardly humane care" they have received in custody.

“Is there no limit to what you will justify in this administration when it comes to the mistreatment of our fellow human beings, and do you have no shame about the fact, as our colleague said this morning, it’s all done in the shadow of the American flag?” a visibly emotional Connolly asked.

Homan interrupted, telling Connolly he was "extremely frustrated" by the congressman's characterization.

"I don't care!" Connolly responded. "You're not at the border right now! You're in a hearing room! It's my time!"

Ocasio-Cortez, former ICE chief spar over child separation, 'zero tolerance' policy

The issue of family separations was also the center of a back-and-forth between Homan and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHouse adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - A huge win for Biden, centrist senators MORE (D-N.Y.), who testified before the committee about her own visit to holding facilities.

During the hearing, Ocasio-Cortez questioned Homan about a recommendation he gave to then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenEx-Trump official: 'No. 1 national security threat I've ever seen' is GOP Left-leaning group to track which companies hire former top Trump aides Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' MORE, urging her to opt for the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that mandated the prosecution of all adult migrants suspected of crossing the border illegally. The policy was credited with jump-starting the family separations under the Trump administration last year until the president ended it via executive order.

"So you provided the official recommendation to Secretary Nielsen for the United States to pursue family separation?" Ocasio-Cortez asked.

"I gave Secretary Nielsen numerous recommendations on how to secure the border and save lives," Homan shot back.

"[But] the recommendation, of the many that you recommended, you recommended family separation?" she asked again.

"I recommended zero tolerance," Homan said.

GOP rep, Dem chairman spar over 'just wrong' characterization of Republicans

In one exchange with the committee's chairman, Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsFormer Cummings staffer unveils congressional bid McCarthy, GOP face a delicate dance on Jan. 6 committee Five big questions about the Jan. 6 select committee MORE (D-Md.), Rep. Mark GreenMark GreenSenators introduce bipartisan bill to expand foreign aid partnerships Overnight Health Care: CDC encourages schools to open for in-person learning, masks optional | President directs moves on drug importation, calls for plan to lower drug prices | FDA asks for federal investigation of Alzheimer's drug approval Bipartisan lawmakers press NIH for info on deleted coronavirus data MORE (R-Tenn.) attacked "progressive liberals" for insinuating that Republicans and supporters of the president were in favor of maintaining poor conditions at border detention facilities.

"Let me begin by setting the record straight," Green said. "This notion that Republicans and conservatives are somehow unconcerned about the plight of people is just wrong and unfair."

"We didn't acknowledge it was a crisis when we probably should have," Green said, referring to congressional Democrats. "So let's just blame President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE. We'll say he's the one putting these kids in cages."

Cummings responded, advising members on both sides of the aisle to avoid personally attacking their colleagues.

"I think we all, on both side of the aisle, I think we need to be careful about how we talk about the motives of our colleagues. I believe that everyone is operating in good faith," the committee chairman said.