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Politics Biden knocks left-wing of Democratic Party: 'We shouldn't abolish ICE'

08:25  09 november  2019
08:25  09 november  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Poll: Biden leading Democratic field nationally

  Poll: Biden leading Democratic field nationally Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the 2020 Democratic primary field nationally despite falling behind in recent state polls, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris survey.The survey released Friday found that 33 percent of likely primary voters said they were most likely to vote for Biden, while 18 percent said they were likely to vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and 15 percent would vote for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

Biden is leading the 2020 field in polling but faces pressure over his more moderate positions from the most left - wing field ever of Democratic candidates. In that shift leftward by the party , Biden has faced criticism for past positions he held in the Senate, and has himself shifted to the left somewhat

leader of the new Democratic party , actually strongly opposes the abolition of borders and of ICE . In particular, the " abolish profit" statement is taken nearly verbatim from the 1912 Socialist Party of but the beauty of left - wing liberals is that "whenever you think that you lost them, they are

CONCORD, New Hampshire —2020 Democrat Joe Biden dismissed calls from his own party to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, saying any problems with the department can be addressed with a new president.

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"We shouldn't abolish ICE. We should reform the system. ICE is not the problem," the former vice president told reporters Friday afternoon in Concord, New Hampshire. "The policies behind ICE are the problem, and that's easy enough to fix if the president knows what he or she is doing."

Biden's comments were in response to a question about Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' new immigration plan, which calls for defunding ICE and granting a number of government benefits for illegal immigrants.

Left-wing critics of President Trump's immigration policies have called for dismantling the agency since February 2017, citing what they see as human rights abuses being committed under its watch.

Joe Biden confuses Andrew Johnson with Andrew Jackson in Iowa

  Joe Biden confuses Andrew Johnson with Andrew Jackson in Iowa Joe Biden confused former Presidents Andrew Johnson and Andrew Jackson during a detour from his stump speech."Look what happened in Charlottesville," the former vice president said in Des Moines on Friday, referring to President Trump. "He said there were very fine people on both sides. No president, no president has ever said that, including Andrew Johnson before the Civil War.

In short, this group represents the most left wing of the modern Democratic Party on both of the I don’ t expect Sanders or Warren, for example, to come out in favor of abolishing ICE during their I’m not convinced, for example, Biden would pick meaningfully different Supreme Court justices than

“ We should abolish ICE and start over, focusing on our priorities to protect our families and our borders in a humane and thoughtful fashion,” Blumenauer wrote in a Medium post published Sunday. “Now is the time for immigration reform that ensures people are treated with compassion and respect.

Prominent elected officials within the Democratic Party, including a number of Biden's 2020 rivals, have endorsed the "Abolish ICE" movement. In June, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts told supporters at a Boston rally, "We need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom by starting with replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality."

Democratic firebrand and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent much of her congressional campaign in 2018 around defunding the agency.

In response, Trump has cited Democratic enthusiasm for scrapping ICE in a number of his rallies. The president's reelection campaign has repeatedly said that it intends to cite the movement as an example of the party's radical position on immigration.

Biden campaign launches counter-messaging website on Trump's Ukraine narrative .
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign has launched a new website called ‘Just the Facts, Folks,” as a way to combat misinformation on 2020 candidate. The website called "Just the Facts, Folks" highlights news articles that fact check claims about Biden and Ukraine and highlight his campaign message. Biden has not yet offered public comment during Wednesday's public hearing, part of an impeachment inquiry stemming from President Trump’s July phone conversation with the president of Ukraine, Voldymyr Zelenskiy, who he may have urged to launch an investigation into Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

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