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Sarah Sanders to CNN’s Acosta: ‘I Know It’s Hard for You to Understand Even Short Sentences’


ACOSTA: “If I can just ask a second question, completely unrelated, on these children that are being separated from their families as they come across the border. The Attorney General earlier today said that somehow there’s a justification for this in the Bible. Where does it say in the Bible that it’s moral to take children away from their mothers?”

HUCKABEE SANDERS: “I’m not aware of the Attorney General’s comments or what he would be referencing. I can say that it’s very biblical to enforce the law. That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible. However, if you’ll let me finish — again, I’m not going to comment on the attorney’s specific comments that I haven’t seen —“

ACOSTA: “You did say it’s in the Bible to follow the law.”

HUCKABEE SANDERS: “It’s not what I said and I know it’s hard for you to understand even short sentences, I guess, but please don’t take my words out of context. But the separation of illegal alien families is the product of the same legal loopholes that Democrats refuse to close. These laws are the same that have been on the books for over a decade. The President is simply enforcing them.”

ACOSTA: “Is it moral policy to take children away from their parents? Can you imagine the horror the children —“

HUCKABEE SANDERS: “It’s a moral policy to follow and enforce the law.”

ACOSTA: “They come across the border with their parents and then suddenly they’re pulled away from their parents. Why is the government doing this?”

HUCKABEE SANDERS: “Because it’s the law. That’s what the law states. The law —“

ACOSTA: “But they don’t have to do that.”

HUCKABEE SANDERS: “Right. It doesn’t have to be the law. The President has actually called on Democrats in Congress to fix those loopholes. The Democrats have failed to come to the table, failed to help this president close these loopholes and fix this problem. We don’t want this to be a problem. The President has tried to address it a number of occasions. We’ve laid out a proposal and Democrats simply refuse to do their job and fix the problem.”

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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