Tuesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing South Carolina Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy questioning ICE Director John Morton:

“It does look like the decision to release the detainees was a political determination and not a monetary determination. It appears to me that the release of the detainees was part of a sequester campaign that included the fictional firing of teachers, the closing of the White House for student tours, the displacement of meat inspectors and now we are going to release aggravated felons—some aggravated felons onto the street.”

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