The teenaged social media director for the White House is apparently still logged in on this lovely Monday. After a failed attempt to troll Senator Elizabeth Warren’s disproval of ICE in a morning tweet, the official White House account clicked copy-paste and tried to pull the same nonsense on Senator Kamala Harris.
“Why are you supporting the animals of MS-13?” it asks of her, reiterating Trump’s dehumanization of migrant people behind the facade of the infamous gang.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 2, 2018
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This time, instead of a link to ICE’s official “What We Do” sub-section of their website (which said nothing of substance) as it did for the tweet to Warren, they linked to the “News Releases” tab. The most recent link available was two weeks old and titled “ICE removes Salvadoran MS-13 affiliate, Irish national with manslaughter conviction.”
The fact that the White House, or any Republican, thinks that somehow Democratic opposition to separating families at the border and tossing children into cages equates to a desire to allow criminals to run about unfettered is simply proof that racists aren’t very creative writers and can only justify their insidious behaviors with lies.
The unfounded equivocation was not something Senator Kamala Harris was simply going to allow to go unchecked.
She took to her Twitter and wasted no time, immediately taunting the agency by calling out the sad reality that ICE exists merely as muscle so the government may enact its most racist desires. But she, a career prosecutor, has done the real work:
“I actually went after gangs and transnational criminal organizations. That’s being a leader on public safety. What is not, is ripping babies from their mothers.”
As a career prosecutor, I actually went after gangs and transnational criminal organizations. That's being a leader on public safety. What is not, is ripping babies from their mothers. pic.twitter.com/WyyHU3U7jE
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 2, 2018
Both Harris and Warren have publicly called for the abolishment of ICE after specifically pointing to the Trump administration’s cruel practice of separating parents from their children at the border.
Neither has any desire to allow criminals to run amok in the United States wreaking havoc; that’s why democrats oppose ICE’s operations and support Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Trump’s pre-election connections to Russia.
The only party that turns a blind eye to crime is Republicans – their own crime, that is, while they use people of color as scapegoats for their own bad behavior.