Fox News anchor fails to push HHS Secretary Alex Azar on his defense of DHS detention centers amid reports of dangerous conditions

Fox News anchor fails to push HHS Secretary Alex Azar on his defense of DHS detention centers amid reports of dangerous conditions

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From the June 24 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered Overtime

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HARRIS FAULKNER (ANCHOR): You've got this going on, a fight waged by Congresswoman [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez. The Salt Lake City Tribune editorial board on Saturday came to her defense after she called detention centers on the U.S. southern border, quote unquote, "concentration camps." "Yes, we do have concentration camps. They are not work camps, they are [not] death camps. At least not on purpose, but that does not mean that the places into which we are herding tens of thousands of migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers are not properly called concentration camps. Because that is precisely what they are." And that -- I just want to get your response to that. 

ALEX AZAR (HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY): Well, I think some of the verbiage is just really outrageous. We've got professional men and women at the Department of Homeland Security who are doing their best to try to deal with a catastrophic border crisis. It would be more productive right now to get them funding so that they can actually enhance the facilities that we've got. Now, the Department of Health and Human Services, what I actually run, we are providing shelter for these kids. These kids are in a safe, secure environment. They get three square meals a day. They get two snacks, they're getting education services, they get recreation when we get funding from Congress, when we're actually funded. We're paying $220-$1200 per day per kid. So these kids are in good, safe, healthy environments. 

Previously

The DHS watchdog reported disturbing conditions at its detention centers. Fox News spent months describing them as humane. 

Fox & Friends host attacks criticism of immigrant detention centers after reports of neglectful and unsanitary conditions  

Fox anchor attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for calling immigrant detention camps concentration camps

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