Just in case you thought that political cretins like Rep. Mark Pocan, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, and Rep. Adriano Espaillat were sincere about anything. Ever.
Democrats who drafted a bill to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] suddenly announced Thursday night that they would vote against it if the legislation went to the floor, after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News he intended to call their bluff.
"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," Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York told The Hill and other news outlets. "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."
Can this conversation be about leftist politicos pulling political stunts to gain the support of the radical left, while running away from their own bill to avoid being held accountable for them?
But sure, let's use the time to rant about ICE, play random videos of crying kids, misleading photos of sad kids, like the one that Time turned into its cover, while backing slowly away from their own terrible idea.
How dare Republicans pull a political stunt like putting their own bill up for a vote?
"We look forward to the day that we have meaningful action on the issues covered by our bill."
Would voting for your own bill count as a meaningful action?