Brother of Slain Border Patrol Agent: Dems 'Don't Know Left From Right' With Calls to Abolish ICE
The brother of a murdered Border Patrol agent has hit out at “hypocritical” and “lawless” Democrats after they called to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by an illegal immigrant with a weapon obtained during the botched "gun-walking" program Operation Fast and Furious, in which the federal government allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them as they were transported into Mexico.
The agency lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed smugglers to buy.
Brian Terry's brother, Kent Terry, said Tuesday on "Fox & Friends" that Democrats who call for the abolishment of ICE are being hypocritical because while they want guns off streets, they also want to stop the agency that can help achieve that.
“They’re being hypocritical & lawless”: Brother of ‘Fast & Furious’ scandal victim speaks out against Democrats’ calls to abolish ICE – the same agency that stops gun smuggling pic.twitter.com/CX3CO0NYvV
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Terry recalled the case of his late brother, and said that Democrats "turned their cheek" because the program was under former President Barack Obama's administration.
"Now, these people are actually doing their [jobs] and they're still not liking it," Terry said. "They don't know left from right, right now."
Politicians including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have all called for the abolition of ICE after socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a surprise victory in the primary for New York's 14th District with the policy at the heart of her campaign.
Ahead of the midterm elections, Terry said that he sees border security as a political tactic used by Democrats for people to vote blue in the polls.
"Even if they try to abolish ICE ... What are they going to do after that? What are they going to do with all these dangerous people that are here?"