Joe Scarborough Invokes Jesus, Says the US Government Allows Immigrant Child to Die
On Wednesday, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough responded to the recent death of 8-year-old Felipe Alonzo-Gomez, who migrated from Guatemala and died after being taken to taken to the hospital two times by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
“You know, as we approach 2019, those of us who remain eternally optimistic about this great republic of ours have reason to be concerned. Little children continue to die in the custody of the U.S. Government,” Scarborough said.
“And remember, friends, that’s our government. That’s your government and my government that’s allowing little children to die while they’re being incarcerated because of a policy that’s supposed to discourage people from coming,” he continued. “And thousands of children still remain incarcerated and still this holiday season, this Christmas season, they’re still operated from their parents.”
On the day after Christmas, Scarborough then asked what Jesus would do during this situation:
“What would Jesus do? Well, that’s where Jesus would that would be. If you read the new testament, if you read the gospels, that’s exactly what Jesus would be concerned about and what evangelicals, who support this president and who claim to have influence over this president, should be focused on in moving his policy. Let the little children come? Not even close.”
The New York Times reported Alonzo-Gomez was given amoxicillin and ibuprofen after showing signs of sickness, was held for 90 minutes for observation and then released. He was taken back to the hospital after his condition worsened, and died shortly thereafter.
His death comes shortly after the death of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal, a Guatemalan girl who also died after being taken to the hospital by border patrol.
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