Firebrand Senator Kamala Harris raised eyebrows throughout the United States during congressional hearings this week; viciously drawing parallels between the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency and the Ku Klux Klan.
Harris was questioning Ronald Vitiello Thursday during his confirmation process to lead the agency when she asked him to weigh-in on another “domestic terrorist” organization.
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.
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“Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws and do you see any parallels [with the KKK]? she asked.
“I do not see any parallels,” Vitiello fired-back. “That puts ICE in the same category as the KKK.”
“Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?” pressed Harris.
Watch the fiery exchange above.