Former ICE Director Says He Wanted To Deliver A ‘Beating’ To Lawmaker Who Alleged He Was Racist
Don’t mess with Tom Homan.
A couple of members of Congress just learned that lesson the hard way.
The former Immigration and Customs Enforcement director appeared at a congressional hearing on immigration last Friday. During his testimony, Rep. Jesus Garcia (D-IL) all but called him a racist.
“Do you understand that the consequences of separation of many children will be lifelong trauma and carried across generations? Have we not learned from the internment from Japanese Americans, Mr. Homan, I’m a father. Do you have children? How can you possibly allow this to happen under your watch? Do you not care? Is it because these children don’t look like children that are around you? I don’t get it. Have you ever held a deceased child in your arms?” Garcia said in a grandstanding soliloquy.
Homan said on Monday that he thought about “throwing that man a beating.”
Appearing on Fox News, host Brian Kilmeade asked Homan: “Have you calmed down yet from that hearing?”
“I did until you just showed that clip of someone calling me a racist and said I didn’t care about dying children. That’s when I broke,” Homan said.
“If you notice, I hesitated a minute before I started yelling because I actually [thought] about getting up and throwing that man a beating right there in the middle of the room because when you tell somebody that spent their career saving lives that I don’t care about dying children and I’m a racist, that’s where I broke and I had enough,” he said.
Homan got worked up. “This hearing wasn’t about transparency, because every time the Democratic lawmakers say something that wasn’t right, I tried to interject and set the record straight. When the other witnesses throw out data that was completely false, I tried to interject. They didn’t want to hear the truth. This was political theater; they tried to push their narrative and not let me speak. So halfway during the hearing I say, enough, I’m going to interrupt, I’m going to interject, they can throw me out if they want.
“But what they wanted by the personal attacks on me and the men and women of the Border Patrol: they wanted me to get up and walk out. And I wasn’t going to give that to them … Halfway through that hearing I said, I’m not going to talk to them no more; I’m going to talk directly to the American people,” he said.
Homan was just as forceful during the Friday hearing, telling Garcia: “First of all, your comments are disgusting. I’ve served my country 34 years.”
“This is out of control. I’ve served my country 34 years,” Homan said. “And yes, I held a five-year-old boy in my arms in back of that tractor-trailer. I knelt down beside him and said a prayer for him. Because I knew what his last 30 minutes of his life were like. And I had a five-year-old son at the time. What I’ve been trying to do my 34 years serving my nation is to save lives. So for you to sit there and insult my integrity and my love of my country and for children, that’s why this whole thing needs to be fixed. And you’re the member of Congress. Fix it.”
Watch Homan’s brutal beat down of know-nothing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez below:
Unprepared @AOC tries to come at Former ICE Director Thomas Homan.
She gets eviscerated.
It's hard to watch.
Total savage flex by Homan at the end.
AOC *literally* left speechless.
I've never see a member get more completely & embarrassingly destroyed. pic.twitter.com/F8qn5wkp2f
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 12, 2019