Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said President Donald Trump is acting like Pontius Pilate by rescinding the DACA policy protecting illegal aliens up to age 36 from deportation.
“The president is acting like Pontius Pilate and he’s washing his hands of this mess, knowing that these are all innocent young people who are caught in a crossfire,” Markey told CNN Wednesday.
Pilate is infamous for renouncing responsibility for the crucifixion of Jesus, while still allowing and ordering it to take place.
Trump has ordered a six month phase-out of the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, leaving it to Congress to create legislation to address their fate.