R ep. Elias Cummings, chairman of the House Administration Committee, shouted at the actions of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on the conditions of the migrant camps at a hearing on Thursday.
"We are doing our level best in a challenging -" McAleenan said before being cut off by Cummings, who went on a two-minute flare about the boundary conditions.
"What does this mean? What does it mean when a child sits in their own dirt, can not shower? Come on, man," Cummings told McAleenan. "None of us will have our children in that position. They are people."
"I'm tired of people saying, & # 39; Oh, oh, they just went out to Border Patrol. Oh, they just got home to Homeland Security. & # 39; concentrate on these kids and I want to make sure they are OK, "added Cummings. "We are the greatest nation in the world. We can go anywhere in the world and save people, make sure they have diapers, make sure they have toothbrushes, make sure they do not put defecating on some paper silver. "
" Come on, we're better than that, and I do not want us to forget that. "When we dance with angels, the children deal with the issues that are presented to them. say to a two year old, & # 39; Your mother, we can not find your mother, but we can find her keys. We can find her keys. Got your mom's keys? ; So, I think we can do better and we can continue and continue, but I hope we will see immediate improvements. I just want to see an improvement. "
The Home Administration Committee is holdings g of boundary conditions including a week ago where the former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement fought against the new Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
McAleenan is under federal scrutiny for suspected release of confidential information by the government.