On Monday, acting ICE Director Thomas Homan slammed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) for comments she made about ICE agents, calling them “beyond the pale.” On Tuesday, he lashed out at her again during an interview on Fox’s “Varney and Co.,” this time asking, “How dare you,” in response to her accusations that ICE agents carry out “cowardly attacks” on illegal immigrants.
“The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump administration’s brazen aggression and intimidation tactics,” Pelosi said. “Californians will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American. We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities.”
From Fox: Pelosi issued the statement after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against California, claiming three recently passed state laws are deliberately interfering with federal immigration enforcement.
The report continues: Homan responded on “Varney & Co.” defending his officers for putting “their lives on the line” each day for their country
“So how dare you call them cowardly,” he said.
He pointed out that the criminal illegal immigrants ICE targeted in recent raids were the ones who were actually terrorizing immigrant communities, as they are charged with serious offenses such as assault and murder.
“ICE went in there and removed these people from the community. So that’s far from terrorizing. We’re protecting people, we’re protecting the American public,” Homan said.
Homan also had choice words for San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, who apologized to her community after learning that ICE agents had figured out ways to circumvent the sanctuary city policies in the city.
“My staff made a mistake and I have to hold myself accountable,” Hennessy said to The San Francisco Chronicle. “I apologize on behalf of the department. I feel embarrassed by it. I’ve taken steps to make sure it never happens again.”
Homan said it’s “just ridiculous” that a law enforcement officer would apologize for ICE agents gaining access to someone who was in the country illegally and was arrested for committing another crime.
Watch the exchange in the video below. If you can’t see it, watch HERE.