Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) found herself in an awkward position recently after she blasted what she thought was President Trump’s immigration policy, only to find out it has been on the books since 2014 when Barack Obama was in the White House. She then laughably claimed that she just was not aware of what was going on and thus failed to speak out.
Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper she was asked about a recent viral photo showing illegal alien children being held in a holding cell. It was originally tweeted out by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D). The photo was used to condemn the Trump Administration for their policies at the southern border. It later came out that the photo in question was taken in 2014 when President Obama was in office.
This has brought a number of consequences to come to light. These policies, for which Democrats are so enraged, were clearly in place under Obama. Yet the left was silent. Jake Tapper called out Sen. Feinstein over this very issue when he said, “There were a lot of things done to undocumented immigrants that the immigrant community was very upset about during the Obama years, that Democrats didn’t seem as outspoken about. What do you say to people who are saying, ‘where was all this activism during the Obama years?'”
And that’s when Sen. Feinstein admitted that she didn’t really know what was going on in the Obama years. “I don’t believe that it was nearly to the extent that it is today. And candidly, I didn’t really know enough about it at that time to focus on it,” Feinstein answered. She did claim that she knows about it now, though.
So there’s that.
She then took the time to blast the Trump Administration while refusing to condemn the Obama Administration for doing the same thing. The Free Beacon reports:
“She blasted the Trump administration enforcing a policy – one that has been on the books for a number of years – of separating illegal immigrant parents from their children at the border. While the rules have existed for years, the enforcement of those rules has changed. The Trump administration has effectively ended the prior practice of giving a free pass to an illegal immigrant adult who is part of a family unit. When a parent is prosecuted for illegal entry, he or she is taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals and held until their case is heard before a judge. This can occur in as little as a day, or, particularly in cases where the parent pushes to stay in the United States rather than return to his or her home country, can take a number of days or weeks.
“‘I find it inhumane, callous, and something I never thought my country would do,’ Feinstein said.”
Hopefully, she’s more informed these days.