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Jeff Sessions is now cracking jokes about family separations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who this spring announced the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy of separating immigrant parents from their children at the border, cracked a joke about the uproar that followed during a speech before a criminal justice group in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Although President Trump eventually signed an executive order to put a halt to his own policy, Sessions slammed critics of family separations as "the lunatic fringe," Talking Points Memo reports.

"The rhetoric we hear from the other side on this issue, as on many others, has become radicalized," said Sessions, although outcry has been bipartisan.

Sessions went on to say, "And what is perhaps more galling is the hypocrisy. These same people live in gated communities, many of them, and are featured at events where you have to have an ID to even come in and hear them speak. They like a little security around themselves. And if you try to scale the fence, believe me, they'd be even too happy to have you arrested and separated from your children." Watch below via The Associated Press. Jeva Lange