During part of an interview with Fox News that aired Tuesday on Wednesday’s “America’s Newsroom,” Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) argued that law enforcement in the border had to spend their time processing data and doing humanitarian work like heating up meals and shouldn’t have to. It would therefore be preferable to bring in civilian personnel to carry out this work.
Escobar said she supported [relevant remarks begin around 2:05] “Civilianizing this processing so that we don’t have men and women who are law enforcement officers processing data, heating up meals, essentially performing humanitarian functions that would be better performed by civilian personnel. “
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