Appearing at Ozy Fest in New York City, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said that the “first thing” Democrats should do if they regain the House and Senate after the midterms is “get rid of ICE.”
Speaking to Ana Kasparian, a far-left host of The Young Turks, Gillibrand was asked about how they can made sure that Democrats get things done if they regain control of the House and Senate in the midterms. Kasparian also hilariously whined that Republicans are far less likely to compromise with Democrats — ignoring that her party has made it their policy and platform to block anything that President Trump supports.
“When we flip the House and flip the Senate, I think the first thing we should do is deal with the children who are being separated from their families at the border. I think we should get rid of ICE,” Gillibrand asserted.
The New York senator went on to say that immigration is a civil rights issue, but then referred to it as an “economic engine” and said that it should be viewed as such.
“We should separate out the two missions and do the anti-terrorism mission — the national security mission and then on the other side make sure you’re doing, looking at immigration as a humanitarian issue. These are civil issues. These are families. Look at it as the economic engine that it is,” the senator ranted. “Immigration is our strength. Our diversity is what makes our country and our economy so strong.”
The Democratic Party has been consistently pushing an agenda of abolishing ICE, despite the fact that the majority of Americans have no interest in doing so.
According to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released earlier this month, 54 percent of voters support the continuation of ICE, only 25 percent of respondents want to abolish it, and 21 percent are undecided.