After Democrats recently began calling for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be abolished – something only 25% of voters support – a group of House Democrats introduced legislation to do just that.
But when House leadership agreed to hold a vote, the bill’s authors abruptly announced that they would vote NO on the exact piece of legislation that they themselves wrote.
New: the 3 Dem reps who introduced the Abolish ICE bill -- Pocan, Jaypal, and Espaillat -- will vote no on their bill if it's brought to the floor. https://t.co/4hCbhToesI— Ella Nilsen (@ella_nilsen) July 12, 2018
Why it matters: Beyond looking totally ridiculous, the episode is emblematic of a party that’s being driven to the left by radical base and the elected officials who are trying to appeal to it.
Forgetting someone? One Democrat that’s not included on the list above is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist who upset the #4 House Democrat last month after running on a platform that included abolishing ICE. Expect more of these embarrassing displays of party disunity and liberal extremism as lunatics like her continue their takeover of the Democratic Party.
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