Today, the Washington Post reported that a group of House Democrats are preparing a bill that will disband ICE within a year. This news comes on the same day that a Politico/Morning Consult poll was released, showing that only 1 in 4 Americans support abolishing ICE.
These developments leave Democrats like Matt Cartwright, Conor Lamb, Scott Wallace and Susan Wild with quite the conundrum. They have what should be a clear choice between pandering and public safety. They can either satisfy the base and put their constituents at risk, or stand up for rule of law and our law enforcement by rejecting this dangerous proposal. Either way, they owe Pennsylvania voters an answer.
“Cartwright, Lamb, Wallace and Wild have already come out in favor of many out-of-touch issues this cycle, and supporting the abolish ICE movement would fit right in with their agendas. If these Pennsylvania Democrats think they can get through November without giving voters an answer on where they stand on this critical public safety issue, they’re absolutely wrong.”— RNC Spokesperson Christiana Purves
Elections House 2018