Today (9/11/19) in a hearing on medical deferred action of illegals, socialist squad member Rashida Tlaib launched a nasty attack at former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan, slandering him as “ruthless and inhumane” without him giving him the chance to respond:
Below are Tlaib’s nasty comments to Homan:
Mr. Homan, as a fellow American I just want you to know your contribution as acting director of ICE under this administration will always be remembered as one that was very ruthless and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers. As the author of the separation policy and now of this sick – preventing people, sick children before this committee seeking life saving medical treatment.
I’m deeply troubled by your opening statement and continued assault on innocent lives. And I ask that this administration please stop playing politics with the lives of the children before this committee, but also with the lives of many Americans that are directly impacted by the continued broken immigration system in our country.
Homan immediately wanted to respond, but AOC refused and said the committee was moving on.
But Chip Roy intejected on Homan’s behalf that he be able to respond, and after checking the rules, AOC then gave Roy his time, in which Roy then allowed Homan to respond at the end of his comments.
Below is Homan’s response:
Here’s a transcript from RCP:
HOMAN: Yeah, I want to address the last comments made about me being appalling and–and first of all I serve my country for 34 years, I saved many lives and I ran an agency–let’s be frank about what ICE does. ICE last year took a season opioids off the streets of this country that could have killed every man, woman, and child in the United States twice. They have arrested thousands of sexual predators that prayed on children. They rescued thousands of children who are victims of predators. They are arrested hundreds of women that were victims of sex trafficking.
I am proud of the agency and ICE and what we don’t want to talk about is nearly 90% of everybody ICE or risk for immigration violations either have a criminal history or a pending criminal charges when they are found meaning they were found in a county jail which most likely means they are more than a choir boy. So to–to miss message what the work the men and women of ICE do is I find appalling that a member of Congress would throw that out there like that.
In my 34 years I have never seen such hate toward law enforcement agency in my life that you want to abolish them–
AOC: Mr. Homan the time has expired.
HOMAN: –rather than doing your job and legislating–
AOC: Mr. Homan your time has expired.
HOMAN: If you don’t like it legislate. You can’t–I–(INAUDIBLE)
AOC: Mr. Homan according to the rules of this committee–
HOMAN: — I–I don’t think Congress is in the habit of enacting laws–
AOC: Mr. Homan your time is expired. The chair now recognizes Ms. Hill.
At the very end there AOC banged the gavel on Homan to end his comments.
I don’t think much needs to be added to Homan’s response to Tlaib’s nasty attack. He was right on the money.