Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) told CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Wednesday that she didn't really care about how young migrant children were treated under the Obama administration, saying that she only really cared on a "case by case" basis.
"And so as so many people in this country are certainly outraged by the cages, and the thermal blankets, and the facilities housing these kids, you know, they were all there in 2014 under President Obama," CNN's Baldwin said. "And my question to you, Senator Baldwin, is did you speak up against them then?"
"You know, on the, on this issue that we get into a moment where we’re making progress and then when it, when it stalls, we turn around," Sen. Baldwin responded. "I think we all need to continue to be focused on it and press it through. The American people need confidence that we can solve problems. Nobody believes that we have an immigration system that works. It is broken. It needs fixing. And we’ve just got to resolve to do that."
CNN's Baldwin continued to press her, asking, "But were you worried about it then? Did you raise your voice under the Obama Administration?"
"You know, in numbers of cases, usually, I remember a constituent who was in detention at the border, arguably very inappropriately," Sen. Baldwin replied. "And, we, you know, we raised our voice in that instance and many others. But that's, we've got to do this now in unison. It's not enough to do it case by case for a Senator or a House member by House member. We’ve got to resolve to fix this issue."