At a Thursday confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s nominee to head Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) compared the agency to the Ku Klux Klan.
Harris asked Trump’s nominee for the position, Ronald Vitiello, about comments he previously made in which he referred to the Democratic Party as “neo-Klan” like. Vitiello apologized for the comments, calling them inappropriate because of the Klan’s history. Harris asked him to expound on why the comments were inappropriate.
“The Klan was what we could call today a domestic terrorist group,” said Vitiello, a 30-year Border Patrol veteran who has been serving as the acting head of ICE.
“Why?” Harris asked.
“Because they tried to use fear and force to change the political environment,” Vitiello replied.
“And what was the motivation for the use of fear and force?” Harris asked.
“Based on race and ethnicity, ” Vitiello responded.
“Right,” Harris responded. “And are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the law and do you see any parallels?”
“I do not see any parallels,” Vitiello responded, prompting Harris to say she was talking about perceptions.
“There’s a lot of perceptions in the media and in the public that are incorrect about the agency,” Vitiello said.
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This is disgusting. I know Harris is but one in a gaggle of democrats seeking the Presidency in 2020 but this is reprehensible.
These grandstanding liberals don’t care about the answers to their questions; they want their questions to be the headlines. Sadly, stupidly comparing any law enforcement agency to the KKK WILL appeal to many liberals who are ignorant THEIR party was the genesis of the KKK.