Conway Hits Dems on Calls to Abolish ICE: It's the 'Intersection of Arrogance and Ignorance'
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that Democrats' calls for ICE to be abolished represent the "intersection of arrogance and ignorance."
Conway was asked on "Fox & Friends" about the recent rhetoric from a slew of Democrats, like actress and gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old socialist who surprisingly won a House primary last week.
The former "Sex and the City" actress made headlines by calling ICE a "terrorist organization," while Gillibrand said Thursday that it's time to "get rid of [ICE and] start over."
The sentiment was expressed by demonstrators over the weekend, who took to the streets in U.S. cities to push back on the Trump administration's zero-tolerance border policy which led to parents being separated from their children in detention centers.
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Conway said she does not believe the message will resonate with Americans in the midterm elections.
"It's a very simple, binary choice. You are either for a sovereign nation that has a border or you are for open borders and a lot of the crime that comes with that," she said, pointing out that ICE was created two years after "non-criminal aliens" from the Middle East carried out the 9/11 attacks.
In an interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo, President Trump said this weekend he would "love" to run against Democrats on this issue.
"They’re going to get beaten so badly. ICE, these are the guys that go in and take [out] MS-13. Because they're much tougher than MS-13, like by a factor of 10. ... You get rid of ICE, you’re going to have a country that you’re going to be afraid to walk out of your house," said Trump.
Watch the interview above.