On Monday, newly elected Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele took responsibility for the deaths of Óscar Alberto Martínez and his 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria. In an interview with the BBC, Bukele said, “People don’t flee their homes because they want to, people flee their homes because they feel they have to. Why? Because they don’t have a job, because they are being threatened by gangs, because they don’t have basic things like water, education, health. We can blame any other country but what about our blame? What country did they flee? Did they flee the United States? They fled El Salvador, they fled our country. It is our fault.”

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke used the tragedy to point fingers and jumped on Twitter writing, “Trump is responsible for these deaths.”

O’Rourke participated in the first Democratic presidential debate last Wednesday in Miami, Florida, where he explained his statement further. “As his administration refuses to follow our laws — preventing refugees from presenting themselves for asylum at our ports of entry — they cause families to cross between ports, ensuring greater suffering & death. At the expense of our humanity, not to the benefit of our safety,” he said.

Democrat Corey Booker also blamed President Trump for the deaths tweeting, “We should not look away. These are the consequences of Donald Trump’s inhumane and immoral immigration policy. This is being done in our name.”

Booker believes there is nothing criminal about trying to sneak into the United States illegally. He tweeted, “There’s nothing criminal about seeking a better life for your family. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again now—we have to do the right thing and decriminalize border crossing.”