Many Democrats have recently called for Immigration & Customs Enforcement to be abolished. A vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a non-binding resolution showing support for ICE, law enforcement and the military gave Democrats a chance to show they’re against the agency en masse, and instead, most voted “present” instead of yes or no:
133 Democrats refuse to vote “yes” or “no” on a motion supporting ICE, for fear of alianting their base. Instead, they voted “present.” 34 progressives vote no (they want to abolish ICE) and 18 more pragmatic minded Ds voted “yes.”
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) July 18, 2018
Well, there it is:
18 House Democrats support ICE. 167 do not. https://t.co/ZgQhMUaE4v
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) July 18, 2018
Senate Dems blocked a similar measure:
— The Hill (@thehill) July 18, 2018
So many Dems unwilling to go on the record as either supporting or not supporting ICE says all we need to know about how the Left knows their “abolish ICE” movement is viewed by the general public.
The blue wave good bye continues apace https://t.co/XKjfR7lWZc
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) July 18, 2018
Maybe with the right policies we can get them to oppose other government agencies.
— Brian Garst (@BrianGarst) July 18, 2018
135 dems voted "PRESENT" why? We know Why.
— Tea Party Trumper (@TeaPartyTrumper) July 18, 2018
One House Republican voted no:
The resolution stating the support of Congress for ICE is adopted 244-35, with 133 Democrats voting present, 34 Democrats voting no, 18 Democrats voting yes, 226 Republicans voting yes, and one Republican — Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) — voting no.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) July 18, 2018