Dem Sen. Tammy Baldwin Stumbles When CNN Anchor Asks If Obama Family Separation "Outraged" Her

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) struggled with her response when asked by CNN's Brooke Baldwin if she ever spoke up and raised her voice about family separation under the Obama administration in an interview Wednesday afternoon.

"So many people in this country are certainly outraged by the cages, the thermal blankets, and the facilities housing these kids. You know, they were all there in 2014 under President Obama. And my question to you, Senator Baldwin, did you up against them then?" CNN's Baldwin asked.

"You know, on this issue that we get into a moment where we're making progress and then when it stalls we turn around. I think we all need to continue to be focused on it and press it through. The American people need confidence that we can solve problems. Nobody believes that we have an immigration system that works. It is broken, it needs fixing but we just got to resolve to do that," Sen. Baldwin said in her response.





Earlier in the segment, Sen. Baldwin said there is "absolutely no question" that President Trump needs to listen to the women in his life more in regard to First Lady Melania Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump opining on the executive order.

Here's the full transcript:

BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN HOST: But here's a question for Democrats because you hear the president now lie on a lot of topics and this one included. Looking back to previous administrations, well, they should have done more.

As so many people in this country are certainly outraged by the cages, the thermal blankets, and the facilities housing these kids. You know, they were all there in 2014 under President Obama. And my question to you, Senator Baldwin, did you up against them then?

SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-WISCONSIN): You know, on this issue that we get into a moment where we're making progress and then when it stalls we turn around. I think we all need to continue to be focused on it and press it through. The American people need confidence that we can solve problems. Nobody believes that we have an immigration system that works. It is broken, it needs fixing but we just got to resolve to do that.

BROOKE BALDWIN: But were you worried about it then? Did you raise your voice under the Obama administration?

SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN: You know, in numbers of cases usually -- I remember a constituent who was in detention at the border arguably very inappropriately and we, uh, you know, we raised our voice in that instance and many others. But that's -- we've got to do this now in unison. It's not enough to do it case by case or Senator or House member by House member. We've got to resolve to fix this issue.

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