GOP mulls vote to Abolish ICE

Mar 2015
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Mad Prophet
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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-acti...ead-gop-mulls-vote-on-abolish-ice-legislation
 

Devil505

Former Staff
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#23
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)
 
Mar 2015
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The cloud
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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....
 
Mar 2015
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The cloud
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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)
Ohhhh that sounded so heartfelt.

Love the drama...just love it. You aren't "getting rid of" either so deal with it.
 
Mar 2015
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Mad Prophet
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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.
 
Mar 2015
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The cloud
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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.
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.
 

Southern Dad

Former Staff
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I want the Democrats to go on record stating that if they get control they will work to eliminate ICE. This is important. It could really be the end of their party.
 
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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....
Hey one trick pony, who said that?
 
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