Democratic Senator Dick Durbin hurled insults towards the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency during an immigration rally in Illinois Sunday morning.
“Look at ICE, what a group of incompetents. At this point they’re focused more on toddlers than terrorists. They want to, instead of deporting felons, they’re deporting families that are being persecuted by criminal gangs,” Durbin stated.
“They can either listen today, or they’re going to hear the message in November,” he added when asked about the message he wanted to send to his congressional colleagues. “I think the American people will speak loudly.”
ICE should be deporting dangerous felons, not toddlers and immigrant families fleeing danger. #FamiliesBelongTogether
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) June 30, 2018
The Illinois senator has joined the list of Democrats who have recently developed hostile views towards ICE.
New York congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and governor candidate Cynthia Nixon were some of the first to call for its abolition. Both Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand have also called for similar. (RELATED: KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND: FIRST SENATOR TO CALL FOR ICE TO BE ABOLISHED)