Dem Senator Tries to Enter Immigrant Detention Center — He Was Denied And Has a Meltdown

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) attempted to enter an immigration detention center in Homestead, Florida, on Friday in order to speak with some of the immigrant children housed there.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and state Rep. Kionne McGhee (D) accompanied Nelson to the center, where 1,000 kids are reportedly being held.

Surrounded by members of the media, their attempt to enter the facility was unsuccessful as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said they were not allowed to go in.

On social media and in a press conference, Nelson accused HHS of “hiding something”:

Watch the video below:

“The American people deserve to see the cruel way the Trump administration is treating children,” Wasserman Schultz posted to her Twitter account.

Over the weekend, several congressional Democrats entered a detention center in New Jersey, refusing to leave until they met with the immigrants held there. At one point, the lawmakers even refused to close a door.

After waiting for more than an hour, the Democrats were able to meet with some of the detainees.

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