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ICE Slams Shooting At San Antonio Facility, Blames Left-Wing ‘Political Rhetoric And Misinformation’
By Jon Dougherty (National Sentinel) Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials were quick to blame an incident this week involving an attack on one of its facilities in San Antonio, Texas, on “political rhetoric and misinformation” that’s been spread and repeated Democrat politicians.
Christopher Combs, special agent in charge of the San Antonio FBI, said that early Tuesday morning multiple shots were fired from multiple shooters in more than one vehicle at an ICE facility that was staffed with on-duty personnel. Officials said that some federal employees were nearly struck with bullets, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
“I want to stress to everyone that any attempt at any violence or illegal activity against a federal official will not be tolerated,” said Combs, who said the FBI would open a federal case on the shooting.
He added that ICE was targeted in the shooting since “all of the shots that we have found were on the floors where ICE has offices, so there is no question it is a very targeted attack.”
He then slammed the shooting as an “act of violence” that could have resulted in the “assassination of a federal employee.”
According to the Express-News, FBI officials noted further that they were investigating a series of attacks against ICE facilities around the country.
ICE officials issued a statement later Tuesday on the shooting, reported KENS 5.
Daniel Bible, the San Antonio ERO field office director, said that “political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media outlets, and activist groups recklessly disseminate to the American people regarding the ICE mission only serve to further encourage these violent acts.”
— USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli (@USCISCuccinelli) August 13, 2019
“ICE officers put their lives on the line each and every day to keep our communities safe. This disturbing public discourse shrouds our critical law enforcement function and unnecessarily puts our officers’ safety at risk,” he continued.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Service acting Director Ken Cuccinelli tweeted a message regarding the shooting on Tuesday, saying “@USCIS stands with @ICE as they work to enforce our laws and keep Americans safe.” The tweet was accompanied by a picture of a bullet hole at the San Antonio office. Read The Rest At National Sentinel