President-elect Joe Biden, who during his campaign called President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant families “criminal,” said Friday that once he takes office, his administration will decide whom to punish.
“Another question about holding public officials to account, and this is about an issue that’s no longer a headline but is no less significant and serious — it’s about the more than 600 children who were orphaned under the Trump administration as a result of the family separation policy along the border,” a reporter said.
“During the campaign, you said that practice was criminal. Can you commit, will you commit, to making sure that the Trump administration officials responsible for that policy will be held to account?”
“I’ll commit that our Justice Department and