'Depth of the horror of family separation is unknown,' says congresswoman in border district

Rep. Veronica Escobar said she was suspicious of the family separation numbers.

Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, said she and her constituents suspected the initial numbers the government was providing about child separations were inaccurate.

“We knew the numbers were greater. We kept asking for information. We kept asking for transparency,” she said on ABC News’ The Debrief. "Of course, none of that happened."

Her reaction comes on the heels of a federal report that stated more children were separated at the border than originally estimated.

On Thursday, a spokesman for DHS said the department was looking at every option.

Still, Escobar does not feel confident the American public is getting the complete truth.

“I think the depth of the horror of family separation is unknown,” she said.

Watch the video above for the full segment.