Democratic congressional hopeful Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said that her potential constituents would be safer if the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency gets abolished in an interview on CNN, Monday morning.
“You have joined the movement to abolish ICE, many of your fellow Democrats in Congress have as well, but critics say ‘Look that energizes the Republican base! That energizes the president who can point at Democrats and say you don’t care about border security,'” Poppy Harlow said to Tlaib.
“Abolishing ICE protects my families from the militarization that is happening in our neighborhoods. I am from southwest Detroit, we’re literally the border to Canada,” Tlaib stated. “All I see is border patrol field operators, all of this so-called militarization happening, I have parents dropping their kids off at school Poppy, and getting arrested and detained in front of their child’s school.”
“Is it helpful for the families of the thirteenth congressional district to abolish ICE? Absolutely!” she added.
Tlaib is a self-identified Democratic socialist, and she was endorsed by fellow DSA member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). (RELATED: Most Of The Candidates Ocasio-Cortez Endorsed Lost In The Primaries)
She is expected to become the first Muslim woman in Congress because the Republicans will need to field a candidate in the general election.