For Immediate Release
Contact: Richard Carlbom, 651-261-1306
Excelsior, MN – Dean Phillips, candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, released the following statement on the Congressional inaction in the face of the Trump Administration’s separation of children from their parents:
“When kids are slaughtered in schools, Erik Paulsen offers thoughts and prayers. When kids are separated from their parents, Erik Paulsen ‘hopes’ the Administration will reverse its policies. Erik Paulsen is a member of Congress. He can pass either HR 3923 or HR 5950 or draft a bill to cease the practice NOW. We can’t wait until January,” said Dean Phillips. “This is yet another example of Erik Paulsen’s lack of leadership and action on important issues facing our country, even as Republicans and Democrats appear to be united in moral outrage.”
“Hope won’t end the practice of children being separated from their parents. Action is needed,” concluded Phillips.