McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” called out Trump, the elder daughter of President Donald Trump and a senior adviser to him, for failing to condemn a policy that has resulted in thousands of children being placed in shelters as their parents face prosecution for illegally crossing the border.
“Where is Ivanka in all of this?” McCain said Tuesday. “Because she’s all for women and mothers, and she has a White House role... and I’m sort of interested that her platform has been women and mothers and she doesn’t seem to have anything to say about this.”
While President Trump has vehemently defended the contentious practice and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have condemned it, Ivanka Trump has remained silent.
“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” a spokeswoman for the first lady said. “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”
Despite Melania Trump’s suggestion of responsibility on “both sides of the aisle,” however, the family separations are entirely the result of the Trump administration’s actions.
A representative for Ivanka Trump did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.