Cynthia Nixon’s ‘Terrorist’ Rhetoric About ICE Gets White House Pushback
The ignorance of the 'Sex and the City' star and New York governor wannabe is called 'disturbing' — and she actually responded
“Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon has turned up her leftist rhetoric in her bid to become the next governor of New York. She even went so far recently as to call ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) a “terrorist organization.”
Nixon then started a petition to abolish the immigration organization.
White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley ripped Nixon for her extreme stance in a Monday statement, calling her ignorance “disturbing.”
“It’s deeply disturbing that Cynthia Nixon has no clue of what ICE does to protect Americans and New Yorkers every day from dangerous criminals, terrorists, child smugglers and human traffickers,” Gidley said.
The statement continued, “The 9/11 terrorists responsible for the slaughter of 3,000 innocent people were foreign nationals on visas who committed immigration fraud and who should have been deported. ICE was created in the aftermath of that tragedy to help ensure that no similar atrocity would ever strike our nation again … It’s especially unfortunate that Nixon, as a New Yorker, not only advocates for the abolition of the very agency that would’ve helped stop 9/11, but also smears and slanders the tireless work carried out by the brave men and women of ICE to keep our country safe.”
The actress took full advantage of the attention her statement has received — and issued a response directed straight at President Donald Trump.
“I do remember 9/11, Donald. When I and many other New Yorkers were running to pick up our kids and make sure our loved ones were safe, you called up Fox News and talked about how you now owned the tallest building in Manhattan,” she said. “The lesson of 9/11 was not that we need to tear families apart. It was that our country is strongest when we stand together.”
Nixon seems confused about the source of the White House statement about her comments — a moot point when stacked up against her extreme rhetoric, which she seems incapable of realizing is ignorant and goes way too far.