Republican Rep. Dave Brat had some choice words for CNN anchor Poppy Harlow during an interview about separating families of illegal immigrants at the border. In the interview things got a little testy. At one point Brat said, “It’s not an opinion, it’s fact.”
The Daily Caller has the rundown:
Harlow went in for a “lightning round” at the end of the long interview and asked Brat if President Donald Trump had to issue an executive order to end the separation of families when the parents are prosecuted for illegal border crossing.
“Yes, we needed to do something in the short run to patch that up,” Brat explained. “The courts are gonna have to decide now, do the kids stay with the parents in detention, or does everybody get released back to the home country, or does everybody get released into the country — open borders? That’s clearly what the Democrats want.”
“The entire next block is with our legal analyst about the Flores decision,” Harlow responded.
“Well, then you know the answer to it,” Brat said sharply.
“I want your opinion,” Harlow pressed.
“It’s not an opinion, it’s fact,” Brat slapped back. “It’s settled law.”