Actress Cynthia Nixon announced that she is running for Governor of New York, in a campaign stop in Brooklyn, March 20, 2018.
New York gubernative candidate and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon on Thursday called on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “a terrorist organization” and called for its abolition, pitting progressive New York against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Nixon made the remarks in a Church in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where an illegal immigrant is under the sanctuary, after he was threatened with deportation to show after she failed a driver’s license during a traffic control by ICE agents.
“ICE has to be so far away from his mission. It is here that the Americans keep themselves safe, but what it has transformed, to be honest, is a terrorist organization of his own, terrorizing the people who come to this country,” she said, according to NY1 News.
“ICE has to be so far away from his mission. It is here that the Americans keep themselves safe but it is open to a terrorist organization of his own, terrorizing the people who come to this country.”
– Cynthia Nixon
The candidates campaign against ICE follows an earlier appearance on the same day, on ABC’s “The View”, where they called for the abolition of the immigration agency.
“I think we need the abolition of ICE cream. This seems really clear. You have gone so far from the interests of the American people and the interests of humanity,” she said, as the audience cheered, the claim of the ICE, the separation of parents and children is not only in the case of the U.S.-Mexico border, but “in this country”.
Cynthia Nixon @theView: “I think we need the abolition of ICE cream.”
“You have to abolish is so far from the interests of the American people and the interests of humanity—we have to.” https://t.co/J3CyOvcPHJ pic.twitter.com/0CXQdD4eQw
— ABC News (@ABC) June 21, 2018
Since the Start of their campaign, the 52-year-old actress-turned-politician has successfully pulled Cuomo to the left on many issues, including the granting of probation offenders the right to vote in the state, to criticise him for not being progressive enough. But it seems that the current Governor, 60, is still on the ICE.
Earlier this week, Cuomo reiterated his support for the ICE, who says that he is not in favor of the abolition of the Agency.
“No, I think the ICE should authority a bonafide law enforcement, the forces prudently and diligently the law,” Cuomo said.
#BREAKING: New York state intends to file a ” multi-agency action against the Trump administration for the violation of the Constitutional rights of the children of immigrants and their families, who were separated at the border. pic.twitter.com/df497NyEnb
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 19, 2018
At the same time, he announced on Tuesday the intention to sue you, the Trump administration for the “violation of the constitutional rights of the children of immigrants and their families, who were separated at the border.”
The goal of the abolition of ICE cream recently, a hot topic among progressive forces, they now see it as a litmus test for potential Democratic candidates-especially in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
The proposal is not just under the edges of the progressive movement. Earlier this year, the idea of the abolition of ICE was supported by Brian Fallon, a former top aide 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, President Barack Obama ‘ s attorney general.
“ICE cream is an irresponsible deportations strength,” tweeted Fallon. “Dems in the year 2020, the campaign is intended to run on the termination of the Agency in its current form.”
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a potential 2020 candidate, faced a backlash in March after they said “ICE has a purpose, the ICE has a role, and ICE cream exist” in an interview. She was sharply criticized by liberal publications, the demand for not disclosing that the Agency’s abolition.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.