Ex-ICE Director Homan Wipes The Floor With Dem Rep. Wasserman Schultz During House Hearing


Ex-DNC chairwoman and Florida Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz messed with the wrong man during a House hearing that took place Wednesday.

Wasserman Schultz attacked the no-nonsense, straight-shooting former ICE director Tom Homan, baselessly calling on the House to reject Homan’s testimony on illegal immigration,

“I think it’s important to really make sure that the jingoistic, bigoted testimony of Mr. Homan is called out as nearly completely untrue, as being an outrage, and as a former official directing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, he should know better.”

That is a direct quote from Wasserman Schultz, who, after insulting Homan refused to let him respond until Republican Rep. Jim Jordan took the floor to question Homan.

Check out how Mr. Homan replied to Wasserman Schultz in this fiery video from Fox News:

“I’ve forgotten more about this issue than you’ll ever know. So if you say my testimony is inaccurate, it’s wrong. Everything I said here is accurate. Bottom line. If you want to go toe to toe, I’m here. I’m here on my own time to speak to the American people about what’s false and what’s fact.”

Tell her, Mr. Homan!

Fox News has more to say about the exchange:

Former ICE director Tom Homan appeared before a House subcommittee Wednesday ready for a fight – and he got one.

During a hearing held by the House Oversight Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee, Homan insisted that Democrats were pushing a false narrative that the Trump administration was ending deferred action -- a type of deportation reprieve -- for illegal immigrants with medical issues. The hearing room erupted when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., challenged his account, in starkly personal terms.

“I think it’s important to really make sure that the jingoistic, bigoted testimony of Mr. Homan is called out as nearly completely untrue, as being an outrage, and as a former official directing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, he should know better,” she said.

“What did I say was inaccurate?” Homan shot back, as Chairman Jamie Raskin, D-Md., intervened to restore order.

“I just think it’s important that it’s not accepted as accurate testimony.” She went on to question other witnesses on the panel, but did not ask anything of Homan.

Homan, who is a Fox News contributor, finally responded to Wasserman-Schultz when Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, had his turn. After responding to one of Jordan’s questions, Homan turned his attention to the Florida Democrat, who used to lead the Democratic National Committee.

“If I can respond to the earlier remark from Wasserman Schultz, I’ve forgotten more about this issue than you’ll ever know,” he said. “So if you say my testimony is inaccurate, it’s wrong. Everything I said here is accurate. Bottom line. If you want to go toe to toe, I’m here. I’m here on my own time to speak to the American people about what’s false and what’s fact.”

Real Clear Politics also gave this partial transcript of Homan's response to Wasserman Schultz:

REP. JIM JORDAN (R-OH): I just want to get--because your--your testimony is that the broader issue and I--this is critically important but we also have a broader issue that we have unbelievable numbers we have seen on the border with apprehensions and everything else, right?

HOMAN: Absolutely. And if I can respond to the earlier remark from Wasserman Schultz I have forgotten more about this issue then you will ever know. So to say my testimony is inaccurate is wrong. Everything I said here is accurate. Bottom line. If you want to go toe to toe I am here. I am here on my own time to speak to the American people about what is what and what is fact.

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: I am sure happy to go toe to toe with you Mr. Homan. Happy to do that any day.

HOMAN: Well, I--I am here. But you've got to let me respond to your question rather than dropping a bomb and running away.

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: It was my time (INAUDIBLE).

HOMAN: There is a crisis on the border and--and it is not going to go away if we keep enticing more and more--if we want to abolish ICE, we want to give away college education and drivers licenses and free medical care and rewarding illegal behavior you are never going to solve the immigration crisis on the border. It's not going to happen.

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