Opposition to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) no longer comes from just the radical left, but from the “center of the Democratic Party itself,” Vice President Mike Pence declared at ICE Headquarters on Friday, Breitbart reports.
“The sad fact is, though, it isn’t just the expression of the radical left that’s been speaking out against ICE lately. The truth is that opposition of ICE has moved to the center of the Democratic Party itself.
ICE officers and leadership have had their personal information exposed on social media, and threats to their families have followed this.”
Pence discussed the right of Americans to “peaceful” protest’s, but stated that threats against ICE agents and their families “must stop now.”
“Just when you thought the Democrats couldn’t move farther to the left, leading members of the Democratic Party, including candidates for higher office, are actually openly advocating for the abolition of ICE, an agency that protects the American people and our communities every single day.”
Vice President Pence then went on the Blunt Truth stating that ICE is not going anywhere.
“Under President Donald Trump, we will never abolish ICE, And as the President said, we will never fail to applaud, and expand, and empower this agency with the resources that you deserve. We have increased funding for the agency and President Trump’s call on Congress for even more funding in 2019 that would afford “hiring of 10,000 new ICE officers and investigators.”
Vice President Pence specifically called out Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for their calls to abolish ICE. “A leading candidate for governor of New York actually even appallingly called this agency a ‘terrorist organization,’” he continued. That candidate was former Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon. He called for a stop to political leaders’ attacks on ICE, a call that was met with the crowd’s applause. Breitbart
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