Tara Setmayer on Sec. Nielsen: ‘When You Sell Your Soul’ You Don’t Get to Cry Crocodile Tears Later
SETMAYER: "I would say so. Just look at what people are forced to do. Kirstjen Nielsen really served dishonorably. There were so many opportunities for her to say you know what, Mr. President, I’m sorry, but we’re not going to do that, including the family separation thing. I worked in border security and immigration issues for many years on Capitol Hill. I’m pretty tough on border security. However, you know, what we saw with children in cages and the way that policy was instituted, really rocked this country to the core. Because it was something that we had never really seen before at that level. And she stood behind that. So just like many other people who stood there and enabled this President to do things and this is what we know. God knows who was stopped. What he tried to do. And that was one of the things that's being reported, that the President was trying to push her to do things that were just flat-out illegal. I guess that was the line for her. But ethically and morally, there were so many things that she did as Homeland Security secretary that she should have walked away from prior to this and she did not. So, can you blame the immigration advocates and other people for saying hey listen, if any company that hires her, she gives a speech, we’re going to protest that because we feel what she did was immoral. We can have a political debate about that, but when you sell your soul, you can’t cry crocodile tears afterwards when people hold you to account once you finally decide to walk away."