- Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Thursday visited a migrant child detention facility in Homestead, Florida.
- The facility is located not too far from Miami, where both were participating in the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate.
- The 2020 Democratic candidates spoke with activists from near and far who want the facility to be shut down.
- INSIDER was there and captured the emotional scenes.
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HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA — It was a scorching day as 2020 Democrats Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Thursday visited a migrant child detention facility in Homestead, Florida.
Sanders and O’Rourke had headed to Homestead by way of Miami, as they both participated in the first 2020 Democratic debate. Other 2020 Democrats had also previously visited the facility while in town for the debate, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was there later in the day on Thursday.
In the stifling heat, activists from near and far struggled to stay cool as they spoke with Sanders and O’Rourke about their efforts to bear "witness" to what’s happening to the thousands of minors confined at the facility.
INSIDER was there on Thursday morning and captured the emotional scenes.
Sen. Bernie Sanders was at the Florida detention facility early in the day.
Jane Sanders, the senator’s wife, joined him for the visit.
As the senator toured the facility, activists gathered near its entrance.
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