When someone refuses to answer a direct question, the real answer is an invariable yes. That seems to be the case with the DCCC Chairman. Ben Ray Lujan was asked point blank if the Democrats would seek to abolish ICE should they take control of the House. He ducked and dodged and did everything he could to avoid answering the question. Many Democrats are openly calling for the abolishing of ICE.
Leading the way is self-proclaimed socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. National polling finds that only 25% of Americans want ICE abolished. So Lujan doesn’t want the 75% to be angry with Democrats, but you can bet your last dollar, they will do two things: Try to impeach President Trump and abolish ICE.
“Congressman Luján, I want to go back to ICE; is that a good message for the Democrats? Abolishing ICE?” Raddatz asked the congressman.
Luján didn’t mention ICE in his response and instead deflected to attack Republicans, including Rep. Steve Stivers (R., Ohio), who was part of the joint interview.
Democrats want to work on a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform package to address all of our issues across the country. I think Mr. Stivers would agree that we have to do that. It’s under Speaker Paul Ryan that Republicans refuse to bring the Dream Act to the floor, refuse to bring the USA Act, which is a bipartisan bill to overturn President Trump’s demeaning actions on dreamers that also includes border security protections in addition to what we can do with the Dream Act itself.
Democrats are standing strong when it comes to comprehensive immigration reform, conversation with the American people that is fair, tough and will be good for America. And Mr. Stivers knows that there’s holes in his argument today.
We need ICE. Abolishing them will open our borders to all comers.