Liberals Tear Into Rick Santorum After He Defends Trump Admin For Losing 1,500 Migrant Children

Liberals Tear Into Rick Santorum After He Defends Trump Admin For Losing 1,500 Migrant Children

Over the past couple of days, renewed attention has been placed on last month’s disclosure by the Department of Health and Human Services that they had lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children who had been placed in the homes of sponsors. The story has caused quite a bit of outrage and disgust across the political spectrum and led to President Trump attempting to deflect blame as he somehow claimed his administration’s own policy was the fault of Democrats.

During Sunday morning’s State of the Union, CNN political commentator and resident Trump defender Rick Santorum caused the panel to blow up when he insisted the kids weren’t lost while stating this was all “hyperbole to try to create an issue.”

Immediately following his SOTU appearance, Santorum quickly became one of the top trending topics on Twitter, as liberals and progressives absolutely assailed the one-time Republican senator for brushing off the issue and coming to the defense of the Trump administration.

Below’s just a sampling of the tweets aimed at Santorum:

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Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.