Democrat Rep. Lauren Underwood claimed at a Wednesday congressional hearing that she believes deaths of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border are "intentional."
The Hill reports Underwood made her comments to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan as he testified to the House Homeland Security Committee.
They come days after a Guatemalan teen was the fifth child to die at the border since December.
Underwood told McAleenan, "The evidence is really clear that this is intentional, it’s a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration and it’s cruel and inhumane."
McAleenan fired back, calling Underwood's accusation "appalling."