Someone had to be the first to say it in the Senate. And it was bound to be a 2020 contender competing for the favor of George Soros and the big Dem donors. (Though Herr Soros, the Demfuhrer has already made it clear that Gillibrand’s opposition to progressive groping of women disqualifies her for truckloads of Swiss Francs.) Kamala Harris tiptoed toward it.
But I just thought it was going to be Cory Booker accompanied by more fake crying than an Oscar winner accepting an award for playing three identity politics cliches in one.
Kirsten, a politician with even fewer convictions than Cory or Hillary Clinton, made it in.
“I believe that [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] has become a deportation force … and that’s why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works,” Gillibrand said in a CNN interview Thursday night.
Doesn’t she mean something that doesn’t work? Her whole objection to ICE is that it tries to enforce immigration law.
As opposed to?
“I believe that it has become a deportation force. And I think you should separate out the criminal justice from the immigration issues,” she continued. “I think you should reimagine ICE under a new agency, with a very different mission, and take those two missions out. So we believe that we should protect families that need our help, and that is not what ICE is doing today.”
“And that’s why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works,” she added.
Reimagine it as a magical ICE train bringing illegal aliens to America to vote for Democrats?
If you’re going to have any limits on immigration, then there has to be a criminal component. And if you just want immigration without any limits, then you want open borders and no enforcement of laws.
A very different mission indeed.