Politics Dems who drafted bill to abolish ICE now say they'll vote against it

07:00  13 july  2018
07:00  13 july  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

House GOP reverses, cancels vote on Dem bill to abolish ICE

  House GOP reverses, cancels vote on Dem bill to abolish ICE In a surprising reversal, House GOP leaders have scrapped a floor vote on a Democratic measure calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Instead, the House will vote Wednesday on a resolution - authored by Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) - to support ICE, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters on Monday."What I found so interesting is the Democrats introduced a bill to abolish ICE ... we give them an opportunity, and they say they don't want to vote for it," said McCarthy, who controls which bills come to the House floor.

McCarthy, R-Calif., said earlier Thursday he would place a bill to abolish ICE on the House floor later this month. In 2002 I voted against the creation of DHS and the establishment of ICE . That was the right vote .

Now Canon believes ICE should be abolished entirely. “I don’t think a lot of people have any kind of direct experience with ICE , so they don’t really know what they do or what they ’re about. If they did, they ’d be appalled,” Canon told me.

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Democrats who drafted a bill to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] suddenly announced Thursday night that they would vote against it if the legislation went to the floor, after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News he intended to call their bluff.

"We know Speaker [Paul] Ryan is not serious about passing our 'Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act,' so members of Congress, advocacy groups, and impacted communities will not engage in this political stunt," Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York told The Hill and other news outlets. "If Speaker Ryan puts our bill on the floor, we plan to vote no and will instead use the opportunity to force an urgently needed and long-overdue conversation on the House floor."

House GOP to bring Dem ‘abolish ICE’ bill up for vote

  House GOP to bring Dem ‘abolish ICE’ bill up for vote House GOP leaders plan to bring a Democratic measure calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the House floor, hoping to force Democrats into a difficult vote. The Democratic bill, introduced Thursday, would create a commission to examine ICE's responsibilities and then recommend transferring them to other agencies.Republicans see the growing "abolish ICE" movement as a political winner that will make at least some Democrats running in swing districts uncomfortable.

“Realistically, ICE is not going to be abolished … I think Dems would find a lot more success if they focused on how the Trump administration is tearing families apart.” “People … hate ICE ,” he said . “ Now there is some idea of a world in which we don’t deport people.

Three Democratic congressmen declared on Thursday they will vote "no" to their own legislation if House Speaker Paul (RELATED: Democrats Introduce Bill To Abolish ICE , GOP Fires Back). Twitter Users Respond To Nit-Picky Claims Against Kavanaugh In Most Perfect Way Possible.

McCarthy, R-Calif., said earlier Thursday he would place a bill to abolish ICE on the House floor later this month.

Democrats have long pushed back on the administration’s immigration policies but tensions have escalated in the past month over family separations at the border. Calls from some far-left lawmakers to abolish ICE have grown ahead of the November elections.

Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last week slammed the federal agency as being a part of a “cruel, dysfunctional immigration system” that needs “comprehensive” reform.

One of the first senators to push for eradicating ICE was Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who said last month that ICE “has become a deportation force” which should be abolished.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio echoed Gillibrand, calling the agency “broken” and “divisive.”

“It should be abolished,” he tweeted.

As analysts point out, if Democrats vote against the proposal and kill it, it undermines their word. If they earn enough "yes" votes, Republicans could turn the issue and tie all Democrats to the crisis at the border.

Perhaps sensing trouble ahead of the primaries, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California have called instead for the agency to be restructured.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.



Supreme Court fight creates a unique challenge for red-state Dems .
In the Supreme Court fight, do red-state Dems they prioritize their principles or their political survival? I think we know how this will play out. In this 51-49 Senate, with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ailing in Arizona, the strategy for the left isn't complicated: keep Senate Democrats together and find a Republican or two who might not be comfortable casting a vote to move the Supreme Court even further to the right. The most likely suspects are Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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