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Video: Gowdy Gets Tough With ICE Director On Detainee Release

Rep. Trey Gowdy didn't mince words with ICE Director John Morton.

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. 

harry March 20, 2013 at 09:25 AM
gowdy, one of the few good peole we have in washington. obama is jerking our train once again. these so called cuts have nothing to do with anything current. they are adecrease in amounts obama wants to spend. it is not one penny less than current. prople are so lame to buy this crap.. i guess they believe the media.
harry March 20, 2013 at 09:27 AM
p.s on the subkect of fools, did yoiu notice on the same day we stopped tours to the whitehouse we sent 350 million to the muslim brotherhood.? wake up people for the sake of our children and grandchildren.
jack March 20, 2013 at 12:38 PM
I saw the video and have determined that Mr Gowdy was playing to the camera much like our Lindsey Graham would have done. I got the impression that he was trying to act like Perry Mason or Mattlock.

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