“How dare you put my legislation up for a vote.  I’m going to vote NO on it”.

If the above quote makes any sense to you, you’re going to love this excerpt from Molly Prince’s article at

Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency.

Hours later, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced he planned to bring the proposed “Abolish ICE” bill to the floor, reported The Hill.

The three congressmen promptly released a joint statement accusing Ryan of not taking their bill seriously, and as an act of protest, they will vote down their own legislation…

Let’s try to wrap our arms around this one.

-Three left wing Democrat house members introduce a bill that would abolish Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in its current form.

-The Republican House Majority Leader tells them he will put the bill they introduced on the floor – in other words, it will come to an actual vote.

-The three left wing Democrat house members issue a statement saying the fact that their own bill would come to a vote means it isn’t being taken seriously, call the potential vote a political stunt, and assure us they they won’t vote for it.

-In other words, the fact that they do not want the bill they introduced to actually move forward isn’t a political stunt.

What are Reps. Pocan, Jayapal and Espaillat telling us?  Telling the voting public…

….other than that they are absolutely full of crap, they don’t give a damn about the legislation, and the only reason they introduced it is to make fools of people they consider too low-information to see what a phony exercise in showboating the legislation is?  

The idea seems to be that they, and other house Democrats, get votes from the people who want ICE abolished … but by not ever having to vote for it they won’t lose voters who are against abolition – a vote that won’t affect these three safe-seat occupants, but could be the difference between winning and losing in swing districts.

All it takes for this strategy to be a winner is that voters remain ignorant of what they’re pulling, which would obviously be complicated by having the bill up for a vote.

What phonies these three are.  And how cynical they are about the voters they hope to win over.

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