No, she didn’t apologize for Benghazi, or Whitewater, Rose Law Firm, Travelgate, or any of the scandals or cover-ups she’s been involved in for years.
This was an apology for stating a fact. Or rather, using a factual term.
What was the term?
“That was a poor choice of words. As I’ve said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, Dreamers. They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected.”
Yes, the people have names, hopes, and dreams. And they also came to this country illegally. That makes them “illegal immigrants.”
Being opposed to people entering the country illegally does not make one anti-immigrant. No nation will survive if it does not monitor its borders.
“Not only is Hillary’s casual use of the word ‘illegal’ offensive and dismissive, it shows us that she is out-of-touch with the community she claims to be advocating for by reducing them to a derogatory term,” said Hina Naveed, co-director of Dream Action Coalition. “There is no room to uplift a community when the conversation begins by taking away their identity.”
Hillary, nor anyone else, took away their identity by using the term “illegal.” They did that to themselves when they avoided the line to get in.
You know what happens when you jump the line for a roller coaster?
You get thrown out of the theme park.