Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan addressed the recent attack on an ICE facility in Texas where shots were fired into the facility by an attacker.
The DHS Secretary urged the toning down of inflamed rhetoric over immigration enforcement.
According to Fox News:
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends” that the latest attack on an ICE facility in Texas could be the result of politicians and pundits “demonizing” federal agents for enforcing existing laws.
After shots were fired into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office and another facility associated with the agency in San Antonio, Texas, early Tuesday, ICE said in a statement that, “Political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media outlets and activist groups recklessly disseminate to the American people regarding the ICE mission only serve to further encourage these violent acts.”
McAleenan agreed, calling on those who oppose the Trump administration’s policies to tone down their rhetoric before someone gets hurt, noting that this is the fourth such incident targeting an ICE facility.
“I think the environment where we’re demonizing law enforcement for doing their jobs, for enforcing the laws on the books, is concerning, it can be dangerous and it can result in people taking actions that are not supported by the facts,” he said.
The FBI is investigating the attack but the mainstream media has largely ignored this attack. A government facility was attacked by a person with a weapon but yet people largely remain quiet. This seems to be a double-standard that continues to be perpetuated.