Their crime: Enforcing our country’s immigration laws (gasp!).
Via The Blaze:
A former top aide to Hillary Clinton and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was the first to endorse the idea in January. “ICE operates as an unaccountable deportation force,” said Brian Fallon in a Twitter post, “Dems running in 2020 should campaign on ending the agency in its current form.”
MSNBC host Chris Hayes also went to Twitter introducing the idea, linking to a columnin far-left magazine, The Nation, titled, “It’s Time to Abolish ICE.” Hayes said, “this is a growing position on the left, and I imagine 2020 Democratic presidential aspirants will have to grapple with.”
Hayes went on to ask Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, if she believes the agency should exist.
“ICE has a purpose, ICE has a role, ICE should exist,” Harris responded. “But let’s not abuse the power.”
As pressure mounts from far-left activists and writers, the abolishment of ICE is gaining momentum as a campaign issue. Writer Jack Mirkinson penned an essay for left-wing website, The Splinter, on Friday, taking Harris to task for saying that ICE serves a purpose.
Mirkinson wrote that “Any serious defender of undocumented people in this country would look at ICE and know that it is a cancer that needs to be excised from the U.S. Pretending that the most diseased levers of state power can be molded into something better is a useless fantasy. ICE must be abolished. Anything less is not good enough.”