New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as a “terrorist organization” in a Thursday night tweet.
“ICE is a terrorist organization, and its egomaniacal leader is Donald Trump,” the tweet says.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) June 22, 2018
The tweet also includes a link to a petition by Nixon’s campaign to abolish ICE. “There are so many steps between where we are now and a fair immigration system. But this is the first step,” the petition says. (RELATED: ‘We Must Eradicate Them’: Cynthia Nixon Calls For Dismantling Of Immigration Agency)
This isn’t the first time Nixon has advocated for the abolition of ICE.
“Drivers licenses must be made available to all qualified New Yorkers, including undocumented immigrants … We must …
#AbolishICE,” Nixon tweeted earlier on Thursday.
Nixon advocated for making New York a sanctuary state, meaning that the state would not cooperate with ICE to deport illegal immigrants.
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