(Tea Party PAC) – On Wednesday, presidential hopeful Robert “Beto” O’Rourke told MSNBC’s Joy Reid that when he is elected president, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) won’t deport illegal aliens the way the Trump and Obama administrations have.
Reid asked O’Rourke if ICE will exist under his presidency, a pressing question for may far-left progressives as the absurd movement to #AbolishICE has picked up steam as of late.
Young radicals like AOC, from whom O’Rourke seems to take many cues, is one of the most famous proponents of this ludicrous notion that we can simply abolish our immigration enforcement agency.
O’Rourke replied that ICE would exist under his presidency, but it would not function the way the Trump or even Obama-era agencies had.
“Yes it will, but it will not employ those (deportation) practices that we’ve seen not just under this administration but under the previous administration,” he said.
.@JoyAnnReid: Under an O'Rourke administration, will ICE exist, yes or no?@BetoORourke: "Yes it will, but it will not employ those (deportation) practices that we've seen not just under this administration but under the previous administration."
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 24, 2019
O’Rourke continued to criticize not only the Trump administration’s immigration policies, but also former President Barack Obama’s policies.
I hear you on this. The practices under this president, the practices under the last president, where families were broken up, where you had internal enforcement — I think in one year alone in the previous administration, 400,000 deportations from inside the United States, some people who had been here for decades, who pose no threat … We don’t need those internal roundups and deportation and enforcement.
O’Rourke also recently compared the Trump’ administration’s policies to Nazi German.
“Every year that I was in Congress, we would go to a different elementary school around Valentine’s Day and pick up Valentine’s Day cards for veterans that were hand-drawn by second-grade or third-grade classrooms, and then we would take them over to the VA and we would want to make sure that those veterans understood that the generation coming up cares for them and is grateful for what they have done for this country,” O’Rourke said at a recent campaign event in Iowa.
He continued to tell the story of a Mexican-American elementary school student who asked him why the President didn’t like her. He likely did not go on to tell her that she likely believed that because someone had told her he didn’t like her. If she even existed.
“What is that doing to her head and to her perception of herself and what she’s able to contribute this country, when the president of the United States has called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals?” O’Rourke pontificated. “He then went on to call asylum seekers animals and an infestation. Now we would not be surprised if in the Third Reich other human beings were described as an infestation, as a cockroach or a pest that you would want to kill.”
O’Rourke is referring to a selectively-edited clip of the President in which he referred to MS-13 members as “animals,” which any decent person would agree with.
During a roundtable event last year, a woman in law enforcement told the President, “there can be an MS-13 member I know about, if they don’t reach a certain threshold I cannot tell ICE about them.”
The President replied:
“We have people coming into the country, trying to. We’re stopping a lot of them. But we’re taking people out of the country, you wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals.”
The isolated audio went viral, with those posting it claiming the president was referring to illegal aliens in general.