U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton was on the hot seat Tuesday as he testified before House Judiciary Committee, and it only got hotter for Morton when the chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee, Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4), vigorously questioned him over the decision to release some 2,000 criminal detainees.
The move was made during the uproar over sequestration, which implemented massive sweeping cuts aross the board, including to ICE.
In response, the administration released thousands of criminal detainees, some of whom were Level I offenders, or aggravated felons. Some were Level II offenders, or repeat offenders.
Watch the intense line of questioning between Gowdy and Morton in the video above.