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.”
Ohhhh that sounded so heartfelt.It's not the enforcement agencies that are the problem......never is.
It's Trump and his GOP congress that are.......and we can get rid of them in a few short months! (Trump will lose his relevance without a GOP congress to cover up his crimes)
Yes yes yes! Keep shouting that and see if you can get get even more of the elected democrats shouting it. Please...I beg of you to do so.Republicans had NO PROBLEM de-funding ACORN even though the far flung accusations directed at it proved to be false.
ACORN was de-funded because of the infamous "pimp" video where James O'Keefe asked for help dressed like a pimp, remember? Fuck the GOP and FUCK ICE.
Do they now.Even the sponsors of the bill say they'd vote against it on the floor (see earlier post in the thread).
A sizable portion of the Dem base is outraged by the Trump administration's border policy. No one wants to abolish ICE without replacing it with something else--this bill doesn't do that.
Hey one trick pony, who said that?Democrats - "We want to abolish ICE so we put together a bill that does so"
Republicans - "OK, lets bring it to the floor for a vote"
Democrats - "Hell no we can't do that! Why on Gods green earth would we ever vote for a bill we wrote!"
Yeah, no games being played there.
Democrats are fucking lost and left wandering aimlessly....
RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA! Thats all ya got....
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