Former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan had some strong words for Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) after she compared the perceptions of ICE to those of the Ku Klux Klan.
During a hearing with the current acting director of ICE, Ronald Vitiello, Sen. Harris alluded that the KKK and ICE use the same tactics to terrorize families.
Democrat Senator Kamala Harris compares ICE to the KKK and appears to suggest that they are a terrorist group during a Senate hearing to consider the nomination of Ronald Vitello to be the director of ICE.
51% of ICE agents were Hispanic or Latino at the end of fiscal year 2016. pic.twitter.com/3coo3hljET
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 15, 2018
At one point, she even tried to get Vitiello to admit that ICE is perceived the same way as the KKK. Vitiello held his own, but many were outraged by Harris’ line of questioning.
Kamala Harris is trying to launch her 2020 campaign off of comparing ICE officers to the KKK, and it's absolutely disgusting. pic.twitter.com/l6DrpbbQ2k
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 15, 2018
During an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Homan expressed his disgust with Sen. Harris for her treatment of Vitiello and the agency as a whole.
“First of all, on Kamala Harris. What she did was disgusting. I mean, she compared the 20,000 men and women of ICE — the same men and women who leave the safety and security of their home every day, strap a gun to their hip, and defend this nation — to compare them to such a hate group is just disgusting. For her as a U.S. Senator to make that comparison when her herself needs to look in the mirror. She failed the American people. ICE is enforcing the laws that Congress enacted. They’re not making this up so if she would have done her job and close the loopholes that cause illegal immigration, we wouldn’t have this caravan today so shame on her.”
Homan took his comments one step further and called on Harris to apologize to the law enforcement community, especially those who lost their lives while working to keep Americans safe.
“She should go walk to the national law enforcement memorial and apologize to all the fall border patrol agents and ICE agents that gave their lives for this country,” said Homan, adding, “She is disgusting for what she did.”
While Homan may be frustrated with Sen. Harris, he couldn’t be happier with President Donald Trump’s support for ICE and border patrol, saying, “We’ve got a great president.”