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Hoyer: Ocasio Cortez's Anti-ICE Rhetoric ‘Goes Too Far'


Added 02-11-19 08:20:01pm EST - “House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) on Monday pushed back against the anti-ICE rhetoric of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), saying that it "goes too far."” - Freebeacon.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Freebeacon.com: “Hoyer: Ocasio Cortez's Anti-ICE Rhetoric 'Goes Too Far'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) on Monday pushed back against the anti-ICE rhetoric of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), saying that it "goes too far."

Hoyer appeared on Fox News' "Your World" with Neil Cavuto to discuss the Democratic strategy to prevent another government shutdown, which transitioned into a conversation on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Host Neil Cavuto mentioned how some of the far-left members of Congress, such as Ocasio-Cortez, have called for ICE to be defunded altogether and asked Hoyer how he responds that rhetoric.

"They didn't go that far. Some suggested eliminating ICE as an organization. I was not for that. The speaker was not for that clearly," Hoyer said. "We're going to have immigrants. We're going to have customs. We need enforcement."

Cavuto asked Hoyer to clarify whether he believes ICE "has value," prompting him to say, "Of course it does… It's an essential agency."

"So when [Ocasio-Cortez] and others say that it isn't doing that and it should be shut down, you say that goes too far?" Cavuto asked.

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