Editor’s Note: Sarah Palin is fed up with political inaction and is demanding that the recent influx of children into the U.S. from Central and South America is taken care of. It’s not about finger pointing to her, it’s about getting the children back to their parents.
News of poor conditions at a holding center in Arizona for undocumented, unaccompanied minors whipped Sarah Palin into a fury Friday — so much so that she said she was on the verge of renouncing her ties to the Republican Party.
“Finally, they have won me over. I actually agree with the liberals’ war whoop,” the former Republican vice presidential nominee wrote on her Facebook page. “I, too, demand that this issue of young illegal aliens flooding across our border into horrendous conditions be taken care of. Now!”
The Department of Homeland Security began flying some young migrants to Arizona after more than 48,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border into Texas overwhelmed U.S. Border Patrol. A warehouse in Nogales, Ariz. was housing 700 of them at the beginning of this week and that number was expected to double to around 1,400.
In her Facebook post, Palin cited heat, illness, unsanitary conditions and potential sexual exploitation at the holding facility as examples of “child abuse.” She then railed against the GOP’s unwillingness to engage in meaningful reform on issues like border security.