Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Sunday said she does not support abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
“[ICE] reflects the policies of the White House, of the president,” Duckworth said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“If you abolish ICE now, you still have the same president with the same failed policies,” she said. “Whatever you replace it with is going to still reflect what this president wants to do.”
Abolishing ICE is quickly becoming a test for Democrats following New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise victory in the party. Ocasio-Cortez, who ran her campaign partially on the platform, sparked a wave of Democratic lawmakers, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), to come out this week in support of abolishing ICE.…
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Sunday declined to back calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a position several of her Democratic colleagues have supported.
“I think what has to change are the policies, and the people that are making these policies are making horrendous decisions like separating kids from their parents,” she said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“We are always going to need immigration enforcement,” Klobuchar added. “I think we know that. We are a major country with major borders.”
Klobuchar was asked about eliminating ICE amid growing calls from Democrats to abolish the immigration enforcement agency….