Republicans will hold a vote on abolishing ICE — forcing Democrats to show their hand

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 12: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks with reporters during his weekly press conference at the Capitol on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)Alex Edelman/Getty Images

  • Republicans are gearing up to force a vote on the left wing of the Democratic Party’s plan to abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • The plan to hold a vote would be an attempt to make vulnerable Democrats show their hand on a controversial and fringe position important to the Democratic base.

WASHINGTON — Republicans are planning to hold a vote on a bill that would abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a political attempt to force a number of Democrats to take a side on the hot button issue that is growing among the liberal base.

The Hill reported on Thursday that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will bring the bill, introduced by Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan, to the floor for a vote.

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