Rep. O'Rourke on Powerhouse Politics: Calls to abolish ICE just a 'slogan'

The Democratic congressman spoke to ABC News' Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks.

July 25, 2018, 12:55 PM

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee challenging Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas this fall, says that his fellow Democrats’ call to abolish ICE is just a “slogan or a bumper sticker” that won’t accomplish anything.

“Abolishing ICE does nothing to resolve any...issues,” the congressman told Powerhouse Politics podcast hosts Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks. “It is the practices, it is the way in which we are treating our fellow human beings that needs to be changed, and that won’t come with a slogan or a bumper sticker or the abolition of one department.”

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