Democratic Candidate Supporting ICE Booed at Primary Debate in Arizona
A Democratic candidate in Arizona's Second Congressional District was loudly booed during a debate for backing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Ann Kirkpatrick was participating in the CD2 Candidate Forum on Thursday with five other opponents in the Democratic primary.
When the moderator asked if any candidate would have declared their support for ICE agents without "increased oversight," Kirkpatrick was the only one to raise her hand and was met with a smattering of negative reaction from the crowd.
In a video posted on Twitter by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Kirkpatrick was again booed after appearing to be the lone candidate who'd support Democratic leadership in condemning Rep. Maxine Waters for past comments she's made.
Dem AZ-02 candidate @Ann_Kirkpatrick was boo’d at a debate last night
But FIVE TIMES pic.twitter.com/9imGjOtqlK
— NRCC (@NRCC) July 20, 2018
Last month, Waters (D-Calif.) called for her supporters to "absolutely harass" Trump administration officials in public.
Waters made the remarks on MSNBC and said that Trump officials won't "be able to go to a restaurant" or "stop at a gas station," and that people are going to "turn on them."
The NRCC's video from Thursday's forum also appeared to show someone shouting "You should be ashamed of yourself" to Kirkpatrick.
"Fox & Friends" co-host Pete Hegseth said Sunday that Kirkpatrick displayed courage by being the only one to show her clearly opposite opinions.
"It takes courage to be the only one to raise your hand," he said.
Abby Huntsman added that by doing so, Kirkpatrick won't be "losing her soul" amid clashing political views.
"Clearly she knows the woman that she is and she's probably telling herself it's not worth winning an election to give in to this," she said.
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