Earlier today, GOP Sen. Ben Sasse offered up his take on the tumultuous border situation:
My thoughts on the child separation policy.
Read here: https://t.co/rZo4dFEszM
— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) June 18, 2018
Here’s his Facebook post:
While there's much to say about how catch-and-release policies led us here, family separation is wicked & needs to be stopped https://t.co/tYepaf2MQe
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 18, 2018
Sasse’s take here comes off as pretty measured and rational. It should be music to the ears of liberal opponents of the current policy, right?
Well, not to Chris Hayes’ ears:
FWIW, "catch and release" itself is a dehumanizing phrase that makes it sound like these are animals. https://t.co/tXau7KDCT6
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 18, 2018
Media talking heads like Hayes have been railing against family separation. Sasse outright denounced family separation as “wicked.” But instead of giving Sasse credit, Hayes is getting hung up on terminology.
And his followers are buying right into his bullsh*t:
Yes, it’s literally a term used by state game & natural resource departments RE regulations for sport fishing.
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) June 18, 2018
Yep, that's what we do when we fix feral cats.
— Mindy (@Mindy_East) June 18, 2018
That is a fishing term! These people are not fish!
— Amanda (@amandawoodelf) June 18, 2018
yes, thank you. it's also an inaccurate "term" and yes, completely dehumanizing
— Flavia jimenez (@flaviajim) June 18, 2018
Right! This is about human beings… not some sport or hobby or leisure activity.
— Kevin Daly (@kevinD0425) June 18, 2018
Yes. Every time I hear it I cringe.
— Christina Jacqueline johns (@cjjohns1951) June 18, 2018
On tv last night i heard some animal rights people talking about catching and releasing tagged bears. I thought, where have I heard this before?
— Tweeter-in-Chief (@margaritamimi1) June 18, 2018
This is exactly what the President and other who support and enable his policies have successfully achieved…dehumanizing "the other"…seeing them as animals…so people will stop caring. We cannot let that happen.
— Cheryl McAfee (@cherylwmcafee) June 18, 2018
I thought "catch and release" was just a humane way of going fishing for fun. It sounds repulsive being applied to anything having to do with human beings.
— Kristen Marie (@scrubs_and_ink) June 18, 2018
Ben Sasse literally said “The President should immediately end this family separation policy.” And leftist twerps like Hayes are still not satisfied. It’s almost as if they’re more interested in bashing conservatives than in solving this problem. Go figure.
Nothing anyone to the right of Bernie Sanders will be good enough for some. https://t.co/PVNWSAWCxc
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) June 18, 2018