White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday criticized former Vice President Joe Biden’s record on deportation as she defended President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids.
“This of course happened under President Obama,” Conway told “Fox News Sunday“ host Chris Wallace. “He was referred to as deporter-in-chief very harshly in 2012.
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“Just this week you saw massive protests at Joe Biden’s Philadelphia headquarters, his campaign headquarters, and those people are angry that he was complicit in the Obama-Biden deportation,“ Conway added.
Conway’s comments came as ICE plans launches raids in major American cities, and as Biden fends attacks from the left in the 2020 primary. Biden has condemned Trump’s raids, saying in a speech that the president is “scaring the living devil out of everybody.”
Conway criticized Democrats, some of whom have given advice to people in their districts about what to do during ICE raids.
“It’s really outrageous for people who take the oath of office and are elected to uphold the law to then tell people how to flout and abuse and, in fact, evade the law,” Conway said. “That is not their job.”