GOP senator faults administration for "ready, fire, aim" family separation policy

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, says that the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that forced many families to be separated at the U.S border was done implemented in a "ready, fire, aim way" and is not a "realistic" way to enforce immigration laws.

“It obviously is not something that’s realistic. It’s not something that appreciates these young children. It certainly was done in a ready, aim, fire way, obviously,” Corker told “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “There was no preparation for it. I can’t imagine any American’s heart not going out to these families, knowing these children are being separated and then, where were they going?”

Corker said he’s glad President Trump signed an executive order to reunite families who are awaiting prosecution at the border, but said “that’s led to another crisis” due to the 20-day limit on how long children can be detained with their parents while they are prosecuted.

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