The Washington Post has reported that a group of House Democrats are preparing a bill that will disband ICE within a year. This news comes on the same day that a Politico/Morning Consult poll was released, showing that only 1 in 4 Americans support abolishing ICE.
These developments leave candidates like Jared Golden with quite the conundrum. He has what should be a clear choice between pandering and public safety. He can either satisfy the base and put the voters he’s running to represent at risk, or stand up for the rule of law and our law enforcement by rejecting this dangerous proposal. Either way, Golden owes voters in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District an answer.
“Jared Golden has already come out in favor of many out-of-touch issues this cycle, and supporting the abolish ICE movement would fit right in with his agenda. If Golden thinks he can get through November without giving voters an answer on where he stands on this critical public safety issue, he is absolutely wrong.”- RNC Spokesperson Ellie Hockenbury
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