California Senator Kamala Harris became wildly condescending and ramped up the racial rhetoric during a confirmation of ICE nominee Ronald Vitiello.
Vitiello was subjected to Harris’ shameless grandstanding on Thursday as he seeks to become the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Harris was grilling Vitiello on past comments he made in response to conservative radio host Mark Levin’s take on the Democrat Party’s historic role in segregation. But she didn’t stop until she compared ICE to the Ku Klux Klan.
Harris made a pathetic attempt to deny what she was clearly implying but Vitiello called her out on it.
“That puts ICE in the same category as the KKK. Is that what you’re asking me?” Vitiello said.
“No, I’m very specific in what I’m asking you. Are you aware of a perception that they way that they …” Harris replied.
“I see none,” Vitiello said.
Harris was sumarrily excoriated on Twitter for her remarks:
Democrat Senator Kamala Harris compares ICE to the KKK and appears to suggest that they are a terrorist group during a Senate hearing to consider the nomination of Ronald Vitello to be the director of ICE.
51% of ICE agents were Hispanic or Latino at the end of fiscal year 2016. pic.twitter.com/3coo3hljET
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 15, 2018
Kamala Harris is trying to launch her 2020 campaign off of comparing ICE officers to the KKK, and it’s absolutely disgusting. pic.twitter.com/l6DrpbbQ2k
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 15, 2018
This is appalling. 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris just compared ICE to the KKK!
What utter, complete & horrifying disrespect for our law enforcement officers. I get she’s auditioning for 2020, but come on… https://t.co/JbHmG55cX1
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 15, 2018
.@KamalaHarris equates American federal law enforcement with with the KKK.
Remember, this woman wants to be POTUS. https://t.co/zF2DkaRMvr
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 15, 2018
Never thought about it before, but you are completely right!!! Hold on it’s going to get crazy
— drop the mike (@mike_framsted) November 15, 2018
Can it get any worse?
The correct answer @KamalaHarris is the KKK was started by the Democrats to suppress legal black voters. ICE was formed to suppress illegal immigrants from being in our country and voting for Democrats.#ThursdayThoughts
— Bill Johnson (@BDAMN77) November 15, 2018
Her questions are always manipulative, worded so she can then squeeze her subject into a corner. Harris is NEVER after the truth.
— Tamara Thomas ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@TSTINFL) November 15, 2018
As BPR reported earlier, those mean border patrol agents have been busy erecting razor wire and chasing migrants back into Mexico after being jeered at from the top of a border fence. And, it’s just the beginning.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 15, 2018