All Hell Breaks Loose When Rick Santorum Tries To Dismiss The 1,500 Missing Migrant Children -VIDEO

All hell broke loose on a Sunday morning CNN panel when Rick Santorum tried to justify the fact that the Trump administration has lost nearly 1,500 unaccompanied migrant children.

It was reported last week that the Trump administration has lost 1,475 unaccompanied migrant children.

On Thursday, senators on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hammered Steven Wagner, the acting assistant secretary of the DHS’s Administration for Children and Families, over the treatment of unaccompanied children at our Southern border. Senators were furious about a report put out by the Office of Refugee Resettlement showing that HHS had failed to protect migrant children from human traffickers and other abuses.

During the hearing, Wagner said that, between October 2016 and December 2017, HHS was unable to locate almost 1,500 children out of the 7,635 children that they tried to reach. That’s nearly 20% that they just lost. According to Wagner, the agency doesn’t have the capability to track these kids down.

And now Trump surrogates are taking to the airwaves to try to defend this.

Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union, Rick Santorum said that the missing 1,475 immigrant children were just “hyperbole.”

Former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle was also on the CNN panel, and she wasn’t having Santorum’s crap.

“It is unspeakably cruel,” Solis Doyle argued. “The parents are coming with their children because they are trying to escape some horror, they are coming to save their kids and their children are being torn away. Now we are finding that our government has lost these children? Where are the kids? As a mom I am — I just can’t think about a child, a 4 year old in a different country with strangers and now vulnerable to human trafficking and abuse — and there is nothing that these parents can do.”

“I think this is a process going on a long time,” Santorum replied. “The children come into detention — there is a vetting process of who the children are assigned to. It is a much larger group of kids and they are assigned to sponsors in this country who go through a process to be able to qualify to be sponsors and the children are placed in them.”

“What happened — thousands more than the 1,500 you are talking about that they follow up with a lot of these — they follow up to find out where the children are and how they are doing,” he continued. “They found that 1,500 of them, somehow the sponsors and the kids fell off the radar. They haven’t checked in and they haven’t been able to find them. The reality is a lot of the sponsors in many cases have been checked out but they may have other reasons for not communicating or dropping off the system.”

Then Santorum really set the panel on fire when he said, “The idea that they are lost is hyperbole to create an issue where I don’t think there is one.”

“If you think 1,500 children being lost is not an issue then there is something definitely wrong!” Solis Doyle shot back.

Inexplicably, Santorum continued to pretend that these lost kids are no big deal.

“There are logical explanations,” Santorum argued. “Again, we are talking about a government system. We will sit here forever and tell you how inadequate a lot of these government agencies are at doing a lot of things. We lose people all the time.”

He then went on to blame the immigrant parents for the loss of the children. Santorum’s whole argument was really quite remarkable.

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