On June 2, Iowa Congressman will be facing his most heated primary to date.
The congressman for Iowa’s 4th district is being targeted by the Republican establishment for previous comments that were distorted by the Fake News media.
Politico reported that “Major Republican power players in Washington and Iowa — from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and operative Karl Rove, to former Gov. Terry Branstad and evangelical leaders — have ganged up to take him down.”
“It’s business, it’s conservative and more moderate, too. It’s basically the whole collection,” declared Nick Ryan, a long-time GOP operative who has opposed King. “You’re seeing all segments of the Republican Party really coming together and working together in an effort to defeat King, and that’s something that’s never happened before.”
Although he has a strong base of support due to his immigration patriotism, establishment Republicans have been trying to do everything they can to unseat him.
Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra is challenging King in the Republican primary.
Politico noted how much the establishment GOP figures have poured into this race:
Two super PACs run by a former state House speaker and an ally of Gov. Kim Reynolds have weighed in, with one dropping at least $250,000 on TV ads. The Chamber of Commerce has invested $200,000 on TV ads and text messages, and the political arm of the Republican Main Street Partnership ran $100,000 worth of mailers, calls and online outreach. Feenstra also has the backing of the Republican Jewish Coalition, the National Association of Realtors PAC and the National Right to Life Committee.
“We feel so strongly that this is the first time we’ve ever gone against a sitting member,” stated Sarah Chamberlain, the president of the Republican Main Street Partnership. “Some of the things he says are just not helpful.”
Chamberlain’s group was one of the first of the national PACs to pour money into the race.
Politico highlighted some of Republican members of Congress who are jumping on the anti-King bandwagon:
In a rare rebuke of a sitting colleague, five members of the House GOP conference have donated to Feenstra: Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.), Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Will Hurd (R-Texas), who recently launched a group to help diversify the GOP ranks.
“Steve King’s divisive and unacceptable rhetoric over the years prevents him from delivering results for Iowans,” Hurd told POLITICO in a statement. “And it hurts the Republican Party at a time when we should be competing for votes in communities that Democrats like Joe Biden take for granted.”
The Iowa political establishment is giddy about unseating King. In 2018, Democrat challenger J.D. Scholten only lost to King by 3 points.
If King is defeated, this would be a major blow to America First patriots.He has one of the strongest immigration patriot streaks in Congress. For that reason, King should receive the full support of America Firsters.
Trump will need all the help he can get in Congress, and losing King will neuter his America First policies in a time where every vote will count.
The Department of Homeland Security Has Plans to Undermine Immigration Enforcement
The Biden administration is working towards a de facto abolition of ICE.
Are Democrats going to appease their radical base by abolishing ICE?
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is now putting forward a plan to restructure the federal deportation agency in a way that effectively guts its traditional role of arresting and deporting criminal aliens in the country.
According to a Washington Times report by Stephen Dinan, Mayorkas revealed the idea last week in a telephone meeting with ICE personnel in Texas. In this call, Mayorkas proposed taking 4,000 members of ICE off the streets and transitioning them into roles of criminal investigators.
As a result of this proposed change, ICE agents would no longer be working to enforce laws against aliens illegally residing in the U.S. This entails reducing arrests and deportations.
A number of deportation officers said this move was similar to a major city police department shifting its beat cops into detective roles. As a result of this change, no one would be left to patrol the streets for lesser crimes.
“This is an administrative abolishment of ICE as we currently know it,” an ICE source told The Washington Times.
After the phone call, there were still many questions regarding Mayorkas’ intentions with ICE. Questions about what new training ICE agents would have to go through and the pay structure they would be subject to were not addressed.
According to The Washington Times, Mayorkas was of the opinion that ICE officers were in the wrong pay system. Mayorkas allegedly said that deportation officers are in the wrong pay scale but did suggest the idea of a pay raise.
Under the current federal government job system, deportation officers are categorized as GS-1801 jobs and usually fall under GS-12 pay scale. Criminal investigators hold GS-1811 jobs and fall under the GS-13 pay scale.
Mayorkas’ ploy is to use the promotion offers as a way to get ICE agents on board with his plan to gut deportation enforcement plans.
However, one source revealed that many officers feared that they were being forced out of their original jobs.
“It’s all spin,” the source declared. “We’re not going to abolish ICE, but we really are going to abolish ICE as you know it.”
The abolition of ICE is one of the chief slogans for the multicultural Left in recent years, which is committed to importing destabilization levels of migrants.
How ICE’s abolition would look is “tougher to pin down” as Dinan outlined.
They usually aren’t talking about investigating smugglers, street gangs or child pornographers. Homeland Security Investigations, with its 7,000-strong force of GS-1811 criminal investigators, perform those duties.
So far, the “Abolish ICE” crowd is in opposition to the Enforcement and Removal Operations, which is generally tasked with arrests, detention, and deportation of people illegally in the country.
Dinan listed off where the majority of these arrests came from:
Most of those arrests come from deportation officers picking up people who end up in local prisons or jails. But some fraction are at-large arrests in the community — particularly in areas where state and local sanctuary policies block access to prisons or jails.
The administrative tweaks Mayorkas is implementing are indeed a way to defang ICE in a subtle manner. A traditional legislative effort would likely cause massive backlash from voters who would likely take their anger out on politicians at the polls in 2022.
Border security is crucial in maintaining a stable polity. Republicans who have any iota of nationalism in their bones would take this issue and run with it.
Immigration still remains an issue that resonates well with the grassroots.
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