Conway Laments Migrant Family Separation 'as a Catholic'

Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani, and Adam Schiff also hit the Sunday dial
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2018 12:30 PM CDT
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway winks and waves as she walks with an aide to an interview at the White House, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – Kellyanne Conway says "nobody likes" the migrant-family separation policy but insists it's not just a bargaining chip for the Trump administration, the Hill reports. "As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who's got a conscience … I will tell you that nobody likes this policy," Conway said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press. "Congress passed the law that it is a crime to enter this country illegally. So if they don’t like that law, they should change it." But she denied the bargaining-chip angle as President Trump and Congress tussle over immigration laws: "I certainly don’t want anybody to use these kids as leverage," she added, per Politico. "I saw a headline that breathlessly screamed as much and I object to that very forcefully." In other talk around the Sunday dial:

  • More on the children: "Just be a dad," Rep. Luis Gutierrez urged Trump on CNN regarding the separation policy, per the Hill. "I'm sure you love your children. Love these children the same way you love your own." Sen. Susan Collins sounded a similar note, calling the separations "inconsistent" with US values on CBS' Face the Nation, reports the Hill. "That is traumatizing to children who are innocent victims."

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