INSTANT classic: Dems sponsoring ‘Abolish ICE’ legislation will vote no on their own bill when GOP puts it to a vote

Bluff gloriously called

Need proof that the Democrats know their open borders BS doesn’t play in areas that aren’t completely safe liberal enclaves with midterms just around the corner? Let’s start here: Three Democrats introduced “abolish ICE” legislation Thursday morning:

A group of liberal House Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and shift the bureau’s various duties to other federal agencies.

The new proposal, unveiled by Democratic Reps. Mark Pocan (Wis.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) and Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), is the first piece of legislation to tackle the thorny issue, which has become a political lightning rod on both sides of the ideological spectrum in recent weeks.

Liberal Democrats have latched on to the “Abolish ICE” movement to protest President Trump’s aggressive approach to deportations, while Republicans have hammered the effort as a soft-on-crime strategy that threatens public safety.

BUT, the Republicans have called the bluff of three Dem reps and will put their “abolish ICE” legislation to a vote. Guess what happened next:

In a statement Thursday night, Pocan — along with the bill’s co-sponsors, Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Adriano Espaillat — accused Republican leaders of launching “a political stunt” and pledged to vote against their own legislation.

“We know Speaker (Paul) 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,” they said. “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.”

The Dems’ bluff got called big time. The fact that they’re calling a vote on their own bill a Republican “stunt” should at least win a “Projection of the Week” ribbon.

Author: Doug Powers

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