House Republicans are planning to hold a vote on a resolution expressing the House’s support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and condemning the idea of abolishing the agency.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the move is in response to Democrats introducing a bill to dismantle ICE and then announcing they would vote "no" on their own measure if Republicans brought it to the floor.

McCarthy said holding a vote on the pro-ICE resolution will reveal Democrats' "hypocrisy," stating, "I want to see where people really stand on it."

On "Outnumbered Overtime," Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said ICE is an important national security agency, and it's "reckless" for Democrats even to suggest abolishing it.


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"I think it's a very dangerous political game that they're playing right now," said McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, accusing Democrats of "going way to the left."

He said critics of ICE overlook the important duties the agency performs, such as stopping terrorists, drug cartels and human traffickers.

He said he expects the resolution -- which is scheduled to be voted on Wednesday -- will pass.

"It's supporting ICE, supportive of the mission of ICE and denouncing the Democrats' attempts to abolish ICE."


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