Former First Lady Laura Bush is normally very quiet on policy. She was content at the White House fighting for literacy and libraries. However, Sunday, she released an op-ed in The Washington Post blasting President Donald Trump for separating migrant families on the border.
“I live in a border state,” Mrs. Bush wrote. “I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.”
She then noted the detention facilities were “eerily reminiscent’ of the Japanese internment camps the U.S. built after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor during World War II.
“Americans pride ourselves on being a moral nation,” she continued. “If we are truly that country, then it is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents — and to stop separating parents and children in the first place.”
Read the full op-ed at The Washington Post.