In a bizarre tweet early Monday morning, John Cornyn stated that President Biden has “emphasized the humane treatment of immigrants, regardless of their legal status” in reference to those seeking asylum at our border. Although the sentiments are far from shocking considering Cornyn’s voting record on immigration, most members of the GOP generally make at least some small attempt to to hide their blatant racism and desire to impose inhumane policies.
Cornyn’s tweet immediately invoked outrage as many questioned this unexpectedly cruel take on how to help those at our border.
Migrants have the legal right to apply for asylum under US law, and to have their claims heard, regardless of their "status." Republicans think meeting these legal obligations is inherently bad. Oddly enough, some reporters seem to be treating the GOP stance as objective truth. https://t.co/BeL6cZoGVT
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) March 22, 2021
So, to recap, being humane is a bad thing? Is the solution to the arrival of large numbers of children—which has been happening periodically since 2014—to inflict more cruelty on children as deterrence?
Are we a nation that believes in humanitarian protections or not, Senator? https://t.co/GXNYFGBFOp
— Aaron Reichlin-Melnick (@ReichlinMelnick) March 22, 2021
Republican is upset that the president treats people humanely.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 22, 2021
Here is a GOP Senator admitting that he thinks we shouldn’t treat children seeking asylum humanely.
Trump completely broke this party. https://t.co/xDn13CRjPt
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) March 22, 2021
1. You and/or your social media aren't so great at this whole threads thing. It's a bad look.
2. Since when is treating human beings humanely a bad thing?
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) March 22, 2021
when they show you who they are, believe them https://t.co/a0leanaDLl
— Joe Sudbay (@JoeSudbay) March 22, 2021
If you have a social media team running this account, they *absolutely* hate you and are trying to undermine you with every self-owning tweet.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) March 22, 2021
Thank you @JohnCornyn for truthfully explaining a key difference between Democratic & Republican policy: Democrats want to keep our border safe & secure, but do care about the humane treatment of immigrants. Meanwhile, Republicans enjoy suffering of immigrants.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) March 22, 2021
The implication contained in this tweet…is staggering, like actually evil. https://t.co/BEhm7FphT7
— Kumar Rao (@KumarRaoNYC) March 22, 2021
Is that…a problem?
— Not long for Ma (@shortformayhem) March 22, 2021
Seriously? That's your tweet? https://t.co/gcw70ZfDoD
— America's Voice (@AmericasVoice) March 22, 2021