One of the more ridiculous Democratic Party platforms is the idea of abolishing the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency. Usually stupidity on the left blows over for the next stupid thing, but the master trollers of the GOP are going to put democrats on the spot. The House of Representatives is actually going to allow a vote on an “Abolish ICE” bill, which will force democrats to either publicly support this travesty or show how full of shit they are. Either way, it’s a win for Republicans and a hilarious one at that.
The Hill reports that Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) introduced The Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act on Thursday, which would among other things abolish the agency that enforces our nation’s immigration laws.
“President Trump’s blanket directive to round up and target all undocumented immigrants underscores the unchecked power which ICE has used to terrorize our communities. From conducting raids at garden centers and meatpacking plants to targeting families outside churches and schools, the president is using ICE as a mass-deportation force to rip apart the moral fabric of our nation,” said Pocan in a statement.
I guess that would be true if the moral fabric of our nation was being held together by rapists and killers with face tattoos, but luckily it’s not.
Democrats introduce stupid bills all the time and the Republican-controlled House never lets them come up for a vote, but this one is different:
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he planned to bring the Democratic bill to the floor.
Republicans see the growing “abolish ICE” movement as a political winner that will make at least some Democrats running in swing districts uncomfortable.
“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 it’s the wrong approach. I think everyone ought to be on record about where they stand on that issue,” said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).
What makes this so funny is that it forces the democrats to make a public declaration on Abolishing ICE. They either vote for it or they don’t, but the record stands as proof of their position. As you know democrats like to claim they never supported things they have supported or that they were against things that they were for. A House vote removes their bullshit selective memory and makes them claim they have “evolved” on the issue.
There isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that this bill will pass, but the vote is going to be one of the most interesting in recent memory. I think the GOP should let all of the whacko democrat stuff come up for a vote. Call their bluff and make them vote for the stupid shit they support so voters know how far to the left the Democratic Party really is.