Conway: Dems ‘talk more about abolishing ICE than abolishing ISIS’

Conway: Dems ‘talk more about abolishing ICE than abolishing ISIS’
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBrazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record Conway: Reported sexist Bloomberg remarks 'far worse' than what Trump said on 'Access Hollywood' tape Candidates make electability arguments, talk Bloomberg as focus turns to more diverse states MORE on Thursday attacked Democrats over a push by liberal members of the party to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


They "talk more about abolishing ICE than abolishing ISIS," Conway said on "Fox & Friends," referring to the terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

"We’re in very dangerous times," she added. "The men and women of ICE … they’re just doing their jobs."

.@KellyannePolls: "I don't understand why [@TheDemocrats]... talk more about abolishing ICE than abolishing ISIS."

ICE has faced backlash by some Democrats for its role in implementing President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat MORE's crackdown on illegal immigration. The agency drew renewed scrutiny over the administration's zero tolerance policy, which led to the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents.

Some Democrats have voiced support for getting rid of the agency and starting a new entity from scratch. That idea has been endorsed by potential 2020 presidential candidates like Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJack Black endorses Elizabeth Warren Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll Poll: Biden, Sanders tied in Texas, followed by Warren MORE (D-Mass.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandNow is the time for a US data protection agency The Hill's Campaign Report: Warren up, Bloomberg down after brutal debate Ginsburg, accepting lifetime achievement award, urges working fathers to take an active role in kids' lives MORE (D-N.Y.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Juan Williams: Black votes matter Clyburn: Biden 'suffered' from not doing 'enough' in early debates MORE (D-Calif.).

Trump has repeatedly highlighted Democratic calls to abolish ICE, tying the proposal to the Democratic Party as a whole. He has praised ICE, and suggested that Democrats will suffer in the midterm elections because of their criticism of the agency.

Efforts to dismantle ICE do not appear to have gained support from a majority of Democratic lawmakers. The House passed a resolution last week supporting ICE, with 18 Democrats supporting the agency and 133 voting "present."