Sarah Palin says the terrible conditions at the Arizona holding center for undocumented, unaccompanied children is enough to make her “renounce my Republican ties.”
More than 48,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border into Texas have overwhelmed U.S. Border Patrol and a warehouse facility in Arizona housing 700 kids says it expects to double the number of children there this week.
Palin said as “a bleeding-heart compassionate woman and mother” the hot, sickly, unsanitary conditions at the Nogales holding facility amounts to “child abuse.”
“Finally, they have won me over,” she wrote on Facebook Friday. “I actually agree with the liberals’ war whoop. I, too, demand that this issue of young illegal aliens flooding across our border into horrendous conditions be taken care of. Now!”
She blasted the GOP for its unwillingness to embrace immigration reform.
"As a Christian I find it unforgivable to ignore this issue of overrunning border security into these conditions in southern states, and this one issue is just about driving me to renounce my Republican ties because, see, even leaders on the RIGHT side of the aisle haven’t exerted all Constitutional power to stop the madness," she said. "A few have tried, but until they’re sent reinforcements, then atrocities like the child abuse and exploitation you’re now getting wind of will only get worse."
However Palin has long been opposed to amnesty and criticized Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio for willingness to make a bipartisan compromise.
“The primary expenditure we need to supply in this humanitarian crisis is jet fuel to fly these children back home to their parents,” she said.
She placed the blame for the “crisis” squarely on President Barack Obama, positing a White House conspiracy to “ultimately tighten control of the people.”
"In this case, Obama’s refusal to enforce immigration laws and his blatant suggestion that his chosen illegal activity will be rewarded are proof of his tyrannical tactics," Palin wrote.
"The recent numerous manipulated 'crises' have the media pinging and ponging trying to keep up with what is the scandal of the day, which one overshadows another, and how will they distract next, and who’s on first?!” she continued. “Purposeful decisions causing these crises are meant to overload the system, justify abuse of executive power to 'fix' it all, and ultimately tighten control of the people."
"Congress and American voters, how long will you let Team Obama get away with this?" she asked. "The recent avalanche of devastating crises caused by a president believing he is above the law has set the most dangerous precedent a once-free people can imagine. To encourage and reward lawlessness by refusing to enforce the will of the people as proven by laws passed by our political representatives is the signature of a tyrant."