MSNBC host Kasie Hunt pushed back Sunday night on Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen’s claims that even the Democrats who want to abolish ICE have made their support for border security known.
Many people “are talking about abolishing ICE. This is something the White House seized on, other Republicans argue is essentially a gift to them. What would you say to members of your party who are running on that right now? Is it helpful to you as you try get incumbent Democrats in red states re-elected?” Hunt asked.
“Well look, Democrats have been very clear, we’re for border security. The issue with ICE,” Van Hollen began before being cut off. (RELATED: Abolishing ICE Looks Likely To Become 2020 Campaign Issue For Democrats)
She retorted, “I think many Americans probably look at abolish ICE and say actually that’s not very clear.”
“The issue you’ve got with respect to the Department of Homeland Security is how they’re managed by this administration, and we don’t need to be separating moms and dads from their kids in order to have strong border security,” the senator continued. “In my own view, the problem with ICE is the way the president and his team have managed ICE.”
Hunt and Van Hollen were discussing the recent trend for Democrats to call for the abolition of the Immigration Customs Enforcement agency.