Prominent Democrat makes urgent plea to end family separations: ‘It’s on us all’

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Ted Cruz challenger Beto O’Rourke says nation will be judged on whether it takes action against ‘un-American’ policy

Responsibility for the separation of children from parents at the US border is “on all” Americans, a prominent Texas Democrat said on Sunday, Father’s Day, and “not just the Trump administration” which has implemented the controversial policy.

“I’d like to say it’s un-American but it’s happening right now in America,” said Beto O’Rourke, a US representative, who in November will challenge Ted Cruz for his Senate seat. Speaking to CNN’s State of the Union, he added: “It is on all of us – not just the Trump administration. This is on all of us.”

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