Ironically, the Roswell Republican was one of the few Georgia Republicans contacted by the AJC this week who was willing to sound off on the Trump policy of separating parents and children who cross the southern U.S. border illegally. Her statement, issued before Thursday’s vote in the House:
"I am deeply troubled by the emerging details of young children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. We must find a more humane, compassionate approach — one that keeps families together to the fullest extent possible — as U.S. immigration authorities determine appropriate next steps. At the same time, we must secure our borders once and for all in order to stop the flow of illegal crossings.
"This week, the House will consider two immigration reform bills. Both bills will address family separation and provide the resources required for real, long-term border security. Now is the time for solutions and action, and I hope that Republicans and Democrats will come together, so that we can move forward with immigration policies and processes that reflect our nation's values while respecting our laws."
In November, Handel will face one of two Democrats who are currently locked in a July 24 runoff, Lucy McBath of Marietta and Kevin Abel of Sandy Springs. Both had quick Twitter fingers this afternoon, passing the video on to their supporters.
Over 2000 children need to be reunited with their parents NOW. #GA06 needs a representative who recognizes the plight of these children, not one who is going to silence their cries.
@karenhandel should be ashamed of herself. If you cannot face the impact of your hateful policies on the floor of Congress, then you do not deserve to serve. #VoteThemOut