Democrat California Sen. Kamala Harris compared the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the Ku Klux Klan during a Thursday confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee to lead the agency.
Harris pressed Trump’s nominee, Ronald Vitiello, about comments he made in the past where he referred to the Democratic Party as “neo-Klan” like.
Thus Vitiello, who has patrolled the border for thirty years, apologized for the comments, calling them inappropriate as he considered the history of the Klan.
Obviously, Harris is widely rumored to be a potential 2020 Democratic nominee. And she needs to make lots of noise to make it happen. Therefore, Harris insisted Vitiello expound on why his comments were inappropriate.
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“The Klan was what we could call today a domestic terrorist group,” Vitiello said.
“Why?” Harris responded.
“Because they tried to use fear and force to change the political environment,” Vitiello replied.
“And what was the motivation for the use of fear and force?” Harris shot back.
“Based on race and ethnicity, ” Vitiello stated.
“Right,” Harris declared. “And are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the law and do you see any parallels?”
“I do not see any parallels,” Vitiello responded.
“How can you be the head of an agency and be unaware of how your agency is perceived by certain communities?” Harris asked. “No, I’m very specific in what I’m asking you. Are you aware of a perception that the way that they …”
While Harris went on, the nominee snapped back saying, “I see none.”
“Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?” she asked again.
“There’s a lot of perceptions in the media and in the public that are incorrect about the agency,” Vitiello said.
Fox Business host Trish Regan criticized Kamala Harris for her comparison. In fact, Regan said Harris “should know better,” but obviously “she just doesn’t care.”
Furthermore, Regan pointed out that Harris intentionally “waded off into a dangerous rhetoric.”
She seems to have no problem lying to the American public all in an effort to advance her standing with the base of her party,” Regan said.
Regan accused liberals of “manipulating history” to confuse people and “instill fear in anyone who dares to disagree with them.”
Apparently, Harris thinks we are unaware that the KKK was a democratic operation. Maybe someone needs to give the senator a history lesson.
ICE doesn’t care what color skin you have they just arrest you if you illegally enter the country.
In her eagerness to display how radical she can be, Harris has exposed the real Democrat agenda: open borders. And they are making the same arguments verbatim for illegal immigration they made for slavery: “our economy depends on it.”
Obviously, any politician ignoring or welcoming illegal immigration is also embracing human trafficking, sex slavery, child abuse, drug smuggling, gang violence.
Hopefully, she and all the other Democrats running in 2020 make that part of their platform. Over 70% of Americans want stricter border control. Further, most citizens want this huge invasion to stop. Thus, any Democrat who runs with that agenda will be toast on election day.