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Conway: Conditions I saw at border are ‘what happens when Congress gets its act together’

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Kellyanne Conway on  Sunday defended conditions in a border detention facility she toured, saying they demonstrate what happens when “Congress gets its act together.”

“I witnessed no overcrowding, I saw lots of supplies, I saw diapers, I saw food, I saw endless supplies of water,” the White House counselor said on “Fox News Sunday,” referring to a facility she recently visited.

{mosads}“What I saw is what happens when Congress gets its act together and passes humanitarian aid,” she added.

The Democratic House passed a border aid package backed by President Trump late last month. Only four Democrats voted against the package: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)

Pressed on Sunday by Fox’s Chris Wallace about images of men behind chain-link fences as well as a Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General report that cited “dangerous overcrowding” in DHS facilities, Conway said the facility in question was meant to be a 72-hour holding facility.

Conway insisted that, according to briefings she had received, “those men get 3 hot meals from local restaurants …. they have access to deodorant, they have access to toothbrushes.”

Detainees told The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey they had not showered in weeks and did not always have access to toothbrushes or food.

During the same interview on Fox, Conway held up an index card that she claimed featured three solutions to the immigration system, including reforming asylum laws and reforming the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and the so-called Flores settlement, both of which govern treatment of unaccompanied minors.




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