GOP mulls vote to Abolish ICE

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) are looking to bring a progressive-backed measure to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the House floor in an attempt to force Democrats to show where they really stand on the issue.

Though it would fail, conservatives argue it would force Democrats into a political bind by making them pick between a vocal, progressive base — where the "abolish ICE" movement has gained traction — and the majority of both their party and voters more broadly, who polling shows don't support the effort.

McCarthy said the measure will likely see a vote ahead of the August recess. "Democrats have been trying to make July 4th about abolishing ICE, which is a radical, extreme position that would lead to open borders and undermine America's national security. ... I think everyone ought to be on record about where they stand on that issue," Scalise (R-La.) told The Hill late last week.

Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) — who introduced the legislation — have said they will vote against their bill if it's brought to the floor and accused GOP leaders of exploiting the legislation for political gain.

"If Speaker Ryan puts our bill on the floor, we plan to vote no," they said in a joint statement. We "will instead use the opportunity to force an urgently needed and long-overdue conversation on the House floor.”


http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/scheduling/397136-week-ahead-gop-mulls-vote-on-abolish-ice-legislation
 

Babba

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At the very least ICE needs to be reformed and reined in. So, if I were a Democrat I would try to introduce legislation to do that in a response.
 
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Fucking hypocritical asshats.
Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) — who introduced the legislation — have said they will vote against their bill if it's brought to the floor and accused GOP leaders of exploiting the legislation for political gain.
 
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At the very least ICE needs to be reformed and reined in. So, if I were a Democrat I would try to introduce legislation to do that in a response.
This is a move to get Democrats on record as voting for the abolition of ICE. This will allow them to reinforce the idea the Democrats want open borders.
 
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Rasselas

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At the very least ICE needs to be reformed and reined in. So, if I were a Democrat I would try to introduce legislation to do that in a response.
You can do anything you want. If you're a Democrat, your bill might not even be assigned to a committee. That's not a useful suggestion, unfortunately.
 

Rasselas

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This is a move to get Democrats on record as voting for the abolition of ICE. This will allow them to reinforce the idea the Democrats want open borders.
Except they will nearly all vote against such a bill.
 

Jets

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) are looking to bring a progressive-backed measure to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the House floor in an attempt to force Democrats to show where they really stand on the issue.

Though it would fail, conservatives argue it would force Democrats into a political bind by making them pick between a vocal, progressive base — where the "abolish ICE" movement has gained traction — and the majority of both their party and voters more broadly, who polling shows don't support the effort.

McCarthy said the measure will likely see a vote ahead of the August recess. "Democrats have been trying to make July 4th about abolishing ICE, which is a radical, extreme position that would lead to open borders and undermine America's national security. ... I think everyone ought to be on record about where they stand on that issue," Scalise (R-La.) told The Hill late last week.

Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) — who introduced the legislation — have said they will vote against their bill if it's brought to the floor and accused GOP leaders of exploiting the legislation for political gain.

"If Speaker Ryan puts our bill on the floor, we plan to vote no," they said in a joint statement. We "will instead use the opportunity to force an urgently needed and long-overdue conversation on the House floor.”


http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/scheduling/397136-week-ahead-gop-mulls-vote-on-abolish-ice-legislation
Another great example of why people are disgusted with Congress!!!
 
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