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Durbin on Abolishing ICE: ‘I Don’t Think That’s a Credible Position’

"Saying abolishing it is like saying we're going to get rid of the Department of Justice," Durbin said.

By NTK Staff | 07.12.2018 @7:19pm

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) blasted fellow Democrats who have proposed abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency during an interview with “Pod Save America” on Thursday.

The hosts of “Pod Save America” asked Durbin what he thought about fellow Democrats calling for ICE to be abolished.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have called for ICE to be abolished, while Democrats in the House have actually introduced legislation to abolish the agency.

“I don’t think that’s a credible position,” Durbin said.

Durbin then blasted ICE for not being able to reunite families that were separated along the southern border of the United States, calling it, “the most dramatic case of incompetence” he’s seen in the federal government.

“So, am I critical of ICE? You bet I am, as well as the other parts of DHS that are responsible for this tragedy,’ Durbin said. “But saying abolishing it is like saying we’re going to get rid of the Department of Justice. Things will be okay.”

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