Democrat Senator Calls For Abolishing ICE, Conservatives Point Out 1 Thing

Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has become the first in the upper legislative chamber to say the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency should be abolished.

The comment came up when the New York Democrat was interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo and was asked about Democrat congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who unexpectedly defeated the fourth-ranking member of the House of Representatives in a Democrat primary. Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on abolishing ICE, something which Gillibrand said she agrees with.

“Well, I agree with it. I don’t think ICE today is working as intended,” Gillibrand said, as the Hill reports.

The Senator said, after abolishing the agency, it should be completely revamped and have a much different vision.

“I believe that it has become a deportation force,” she continued. “And I think you should separate out the criminal justice from the immigration issues. I think you should reimagine ICE under a new agency, with a very different mission, and take those two missions out. So we believe that we should protect families that need our help, and that is not what ICE is doing today.”

“And that’s why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works,” Gillibrand added.

In response, some conservatives online immediately pointed to the congressional elections in November where they are confident these far-left policies and ideas from Democrats will result in Republican victories:

President Trump commented on the calls for abolishing ICE and implied it would never happen.

“In recent days we have heard shameless attacks on our courageous law enforcement officers. Extremist Democrat politicians have called for the complete elimination of ICE,” Trump tweeted. “Leftwing Activists are trying to block ICE officers from doing their jobs and publicly posting their home addresses – putting these selfless public servants in harm’s way. These radical protesters want ANARCHY – but the only response they will find from our government is LAW AND ORDER!”

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