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Democrats plan to vote against their own ‘abolish ICE’ legislation

July 14, 2018

  Last week I wrote a post about the Democrats preparing legislation which would abolish ICE and how I thought they were overplaying their hand by trying to placate the extreme left wing of the party while alienating the more moderate Democrats. Polls show that while people might be in favor of reforming the agency most are not willing to go so far as to support dismantling ICE.

  The Democrats were overreacting to a local election and now it turns out, according to this story, they are going to vote against the abolish ICE legislation they wrote when it comes up for a vote on the House floor. It turns out Republicans agreed to let a vote take place on this legislation and that caught the Democrats off-guard. Here is more:

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he will bring up a vote on Democrats’ newly released “Abolish ICE” bill, the Hill’s Juliegrace Brufke first reported. The bill, proposed by three House progressives in light of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border, which separated more than 2,000 immigration children from their parents, would abolish ICE within a year.

“We know Speaker 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,” the three said in a statement. “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.”

  Kevin McCarthy called their bluff and they are not happy because they planned on using what they would term as “Republican obstructionism” on abolishing ICE as an election year issue to motive the extreme left; they only wrote the legislation because they thought it would never make it to a vote but now that the Democrats learned it would be voted on they have decided to put their mouths where their money was. They would rather talk about the problem.

  When push comes to shove the Democrats decided they would rather talk about Donald Trump’s immigration policy than to take action to do anything about it when they had the chance. The Democrats–much like the Republicans when it came to repealing Obamacare–have made the political determination that it is better for them electorally to keep this issue alive during the election rather than solve a problem they pretend to care so much about.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 14, 2018 7:27 am

    Love it!! Now its a stunt… I can’t wait to post this vote tally….

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    • July 15, 2018 6:27 am

      This is a fun one for a change, their bluff was called and they have been exposed.

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  2. July 14, 2018 11:12 am

    “obstructionist” “projecting” = for a transforming change
    Brings to mind: And no marvel; for ____ himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2 Cor 11:14,15
    ‘And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.’ Rom 12:2
    I wonder what it would look like if they were Pro-America? and they actually labored for Good!

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    • July 15, 2018 6:29 am

      Unfortunately too many people are conformed to this world and it seems especially in the government.

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      • July 15, 2018 1:36 pm

        By nature we humans don’t seek God, ‘But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.’ So that song, … you make me feel like a ‘natural women’ applies as well! 🤣
        This is the toughest commandment: “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
        But ‘that love’ is a godly love, Divine in Nature, for God is Love! (as u know:)
        Just think if that was ‘the nature’ how different things would be!
        And ‘there’ is where the ‘great con’ comes in ~ Utopianism ~ Globalism => Transhumanism and DNA manipulation to ‘do away with’ death and the sin nature, via the devil. … back to the same lie “ye shall surely not die and you’ll be as the gods”.
        Isn’t that the mindset behind these political rulers who see themselves above the Law .. a law within themselves ruling and reigning ‘their way!’

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      • July 15, 2018 5:46 pm

        It all really comes back to that original deception, doesn’t it? Man still looking to become gods, to be above the law, to be uncountable for their actions.

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