Alabama Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox said Tuesday he opposes the controversial Trump administration policy of separating parents and children at the border, saying he would try to persuade President Trump to reconsider the policy instead of deploying Alabama National Guard Troops to the southern border.
"If I were governor, I would use the power of the office to encourage the president to find a humane solution to this issue. We can protect our borders while at the same time not dividing families," Maddox said before speaking to the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club at the Indian Hills Country Club. "Our values tell us there's a better way to do this. As governor, I think you can exert that influence, and hopefully the president would listen."
The Trump administration maintained that its hands are tied and that they are just following the law. Images of crying children and children being detained in cages at the border have incensed those critical of the policy. And U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions, formerly Alabama's junior senator, inflamed the tensions further last week when he cited a Bible verse to justify the policy.Continue reading on AL.com