Conway Slams 'Big-Mouth Dems' Over Calls to Defund ICE: They're 'Hurtling Us Toward a Shutdown'
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) vowed to defund the agency last week, saying that it doesn't "deserve a dime" until it can show it is "honoring human rights."
"Until they can prove good faith to an American ideal, they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda," she said.
Conway said that Democrats have had a "horrible" start to 2019, and that they're the ones that cannot get a deal on border security completed.
Another partial government shutdown looms, as talks within the bipartisan committee tasked with agreeing upon a border compromise have reportedly crumbled.
"[Democrats] are sitting on their hands while the president is speaking against abortion in the eighth and ninth month, trying to stop human trafficking and sex trafficking. It's been a really terrible six weeks. We need a fully functioning Washington where both parties are focused on 2019 and not 2020," Conway said.
She added that the "first test" of congressional bipartisanship is for the committee to put a border security bill on President Trump's desk with a physical barrier as its centerpiece.
"But, also includes all of these other issues about beds, ICE funding, humanitarian needs, new technology, more immigration judges, more border patrol agents. The full package. Let’s see it," she said.
Watch more of Conway's interview above.