Cavernous Agenda: Durbin Compares Border Separations To Thai Children in Cave

Eric Scheiner | July 9, 2018
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Democrats like media echo chambers when it comes to pushing a message, but Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.) used a cave in an attempt to make his agenda on illegal immigration reverberate.

On Sunday, Durbin decided that when asked a question about Supreme Court nominees, he would take the opportunity to answer the question by comparing children separated from their parents after illegally crossing the border to the Thai children trapped in a cave.

Talk about getting lost in a dark place.

Chuck Todd asked, “Let me start with the Supreme Court. Mitch McConnell has said he would like to see it go in the direction of Thomas Hardiman or Raymond Kethledge, believing they would be less controversial perhaps than the other two. What's your assessment of that, sir?”

Sensing the yawning opening before him, Durbin plunged into the ideological crevasse. “Before I get into that, hearts and prayers are with those boys in Thailand trapped in the cave,” Durbin replied.

“I hope our hearts and prayers are also with thousands of children, toddlers and infants, removed from their parents by the Trump administration under zero tolerance. They're trapped in a bureaucratic cave, too. So let's not forget them.”

That’s some serious political partisan spelunking.