Freshman Rep. Lisa McClain is taking aim at progressive members’ calls to reduce funding for immigration enforcement agencies, calling the idea “ridiculous and appalling” as the country grapples with a massive influx of illegal immigrants at the southern border.
McClain’s comments come one day after the Michigan Republican, alongside House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), introduced a resolution aimed at voicing support for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
McClain highlighted the measure during an appearance on “Fox and Friends First” on Wednesday, noting that Border Patrol agents have seized “4,000 pounds of illegal narcotics this year,” and arguing that Squad members’ criticisms of the agency are unwarranted.
Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) said the Squad’s criticisms of immigration enforcement agencies are unwarranted.CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag
“The Squad is spewing this rhetoric. And if you notice, they have these crazy ideas that aren’t backed by fact. They’re