GOP Accuses Dems of 'Breach of Decorum' for Bringing Migrant Kids to House Floor in Protest of Trump's Child Separation Policy

House Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisha m (D-NM) said caucus members traveled to the southern border to see immigrant families being “terrorized by the most anti-immigrant, xenophobic and racist administration” she's seen.

“I‘m here with two children today to call on this administration to stop this cruel, inhumane practice that betrays who we are as a country,” she said of President Donald Trump's child separation policy resulting in child internment camps. “The president could make the decision to end this practice right now and do the right thing. Failing that, Congress must act."

After Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) began to speak, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who was presiding over the floor, shut him down.

“The gentlemen’s time has expired,” she said before adding that the "gentleman is no longer recognized."

She accused Gutiérrez of a "breach of decorum" before banging her gavel and calling for a recess.

Watch below:

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.