Dem Congressman Crashes Session at the House with Audio Recording of Children Separated at Border

Congressman Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, crashed the U.S. House of Representatives Friday morning by playing a recording obtained by journalism nonprofit ProPublica of children separated from their parents at the U.S. border.

Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur Tweeted it out:

Freelancer Dana Blankenhorn piled on and accused Rep. Karen Handel, a Republican from Georgia who was presiding over the House, of laughing during the playing of the recording:

ProPublica wasted no time in seizing the moment:

A lot of people were feeling the love for Congressman Lieu because of his bold move:

The release of the ProPublica recording drew national attention to the issue of family separations at the U.S. Border. The administration of President Donald Trump has flip-flopped on the practice several times this week.

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Aaron Keller is an attorney licensed in two states. He holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. During law school, he completed legal residencies in the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General and in a local prosecutor’s office. He was employed as a summer associate in the New Hampshire Department of Safety, which manages the state police, and further served as a summer law clerk for a New York trial judge. Before law school, Keller worked for television stations in New York and in the Midwest, mostly as an evening news anchor and investigative reporter. His original reporting on the Wisconsin murder of Teresa Halbach was years later featured in the Netflix film "Making A Murderer."

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