Democrats, leftist activists and the liberal media have been screaming “abolish ICE” in the wake of immigration law enforcement under Pres. Trump’s Zero Tolerance policy. However, when the time came to put-up or shut-up in a congressional vote, most Democrats quietly voted “present” to avoid appearing antagonistic toward immigration law enforcement.
Most House Democrats voted “present” on Tuesday, July 17 on a resolution that would force them to clarify whether they support U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or not. The final vote saw just 18 Democrats vote for the resolution, and 34 Democrats vote against it, but the vast majority of Democrats, 133, voted "present."
Instead of voting to abolish ICE as their radical leftist constituency has been demanding, the House passed a nonbinding resolution saying lawmakers supported the "officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement." A two-thirds majority was needed to pass it, and because Democrats voted "present" instead of "no," it passed easily in a 244-35 vote.
Once again this vote showed how Democrats are more about political theater, and less about substance and commitment.
Also, aided by the liberal media, political theater and emotionalism have become the standard for Democrats. Liberal media talking heads blamed the Republicans for “confusing the issue” with a nonbinding vote, but it has been the Democrats who have been screaming for the abolition of ICE and this was their chance to stand publicly for their beliefs.
The Democrats are increasingly becoming irrelevant with their show-boat emotional political positions that pander to the extreme left. Really, how can a nation exist without securing its borders and enforcing its immigration laws?
Social media and alternative news sources have made it easier for the truth to be known by American citizens and voters. Democrats and leftist activists have been upset that their outrageous comments and behavior, including the harassment of Border Patrol and ICE agents by leftist activists, have been exposed by social media bloggers and news sources.
The bottom line is that this vote again exposes how the Democrats are more interested in political theater and show-boating than in standing for what they claim to represent and believe. It’s shameful and comical.