“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade interviewed Congressman Mark Pocan about the bill he introduced that would abolish ICE on Wednesday morning.
“Congressman, how many illegals have you captured?” Kilmeade said during their back-and-forth.
“Well, unfortunately, the president has created a situation where ICE isn’t doing what it was created to do,” Pocan stated.
He continued, “It’s being used as his own personal police force, and in those actions, it’s actually making us less safe because the critical functions of ICE can no longer happen when the president’s got them going after people in churches and workplaces. It’s just been made a mess.”
The congressman introduced the bill after taking a trip to the southern border to visit immigration detention centers last week.
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“Making an average $61,000 and telling them — you told me in the break — the brand has been so damaged,” the “Fox & Friends” host pushed back. “Their brand is keeping America safe, cracking down on illegals here and you seem more concerned about illegals than you are men and women who decide to go through the academy and qualify for ICE.”