House Democrats Who Crafted Bill To Abolish ICE To Vote ‘No’ On Their Own Bill

Hannah Bleau

Talking about calling their bluff!

The House GOP is sick and tired of their Democratic colleagues whining about ICE. Those extremist loons have been shrieking, calling it a terrorist organization and calling for its abolition. The Democrats even introduced a bill that would essentially abolish ICE by creating a “commission to examine ICE’s responsibilities and then recommend transferring them to other agencies.”

It’s called “The Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act” and was introduced by Democratic Reps. Mark Pocan, Pramila Jayapal and Adriano Espaillat.

They argue that ICE, which was created in 2003 as part of a new Homeland Security Department, has become “militarized” in its approach to deportations.

“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,” Pocan said in a statement. “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.”

Republicans have blasted the effort, arguing dissolving the agency would lead to an influx of human and drug trafficking and gang violence and increase the country’s risk of being subjected to an act of terrorism.

Well. The House GOP is fully prepared to call their bluff. They’re bringing up a vote on the bill, and guess who’s voting no.

The three Democrats who introduced the bill in the first place!

“We know Speaker 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,” the Democrats said in a joint statement.

“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,” it continued. “We will discuss the thousands of families still separated by President Trump’s cruel zero-tolerance policy, the 800,000 young people whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the President’s decision to end DACA, and the abuses carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

“We look forward to the day that we have meaningful action on the issues covered by our bill.”

That’s their excuse. They’re going to vote against their own bill because they think the GOP isn’t serious enough. BS. They’re voting no because they’re full of it and can’t freaking own it.

Genius move by the House GOP. Either way– whether they vote yes or no– these Democrats look like fools.

h/t Twitchy