Klobuchar: Trump 'wants this chaos' caused by expected ICE raids

Klobuchar: Trump 'wants this chaos' caused by expected ICE raids
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean Klobuchar2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Democrats warm to idea of studying reparations Bullock makes CNN debate stage MORE (Minn.), a Democratic White House hopeful, said on Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE is using the expected Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation raids and images from migrant detention centers as distractions from issues facing Americans.

"He wants us to be talking about this today and he uses these people as political pawns," she said on ABC's "This Week."
 
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Klobuchar asked why Trump would broadcast the ICE raids and alert the migrants agents will target if his true intention is removing security risks from the streets.
 
"If you really wanted to go after the security risks ... why would you alert them and say you're doing this on a Sunday?" she asked.
 
 
She said the president "wants this chaos to distract people" and the raids are about "scaring everyone" and "changing the news."
 
While she added that she doesn't support decriminalizing border crossings, Klobuchar emphasized she would have different enforcement priorities when it comes to immigration.
 
"I don't support open borders and simply getting rid of the statute," she said. " I think the answer is having a new president."