Tonight Debbie Wasserman Schultz retweeted a CBS article entitled “A 10-year-old migrant girl died last year in government care, officials acknowledge”. Her response to the article was “Heartbreaking and unacceptable.”
Heartbreaking and unacceptable. https://t.co/lyeYL49k0V
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) May 23, 2019
By saying “unacceptable” she makes it sound like the US was at fault for this migrant’s death, but that’s not true at all.
Here’s what CBS News actually reported:
CBS NEWS – The federal agency that oversees the care of unaccompanied migrant children acknowledged to CBS News on Wednesday that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in its custody on Sept. 29, 2018. The child’s death had not been previously reported.
She was the first of six migrant children to die in U.S. custody — or soon after being released — in the past eight months.
Mark Weber, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said in a statement to CBS News that the girl had a history of congenital heart defects. Weber said when she entered the care of an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facility in San Antonio, Texas, on March 4, 2018, she was in a “medically fragile” state.
“Following a surgical procedure, complications left the child in a comatose state. She was transported to a nursing facility in Phoenix, Arizona for palliative care in May after release from a San Antonio hospital,” Weber said. “On September 26, she was transferred to an Omaha, Neb., nursing facility to be closer to her family. On September 29, the child was transported to Children’s Hospital of Omaha where she passed due to fever and respiratory distress.”
Why was a child with congenital heart defects coming across the border in the first place?
Also it appears the US tried to save the girl, who was in a medically fragile state, by doing surgery on her. Unfortunately it didn’t work out, but how exactly is the US at fault?
Democrats like DWS are just disgusting hacks who will try and blame anything and everything on Trump.