Last Updated on April 30, 2021
Video footage show President Joe Biden promising an angry mob of protesters who want him to to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that he’s “working on it, man” and to give him “another five days.”
“Close detention centers! Abolish ICE! Close all the detention centers now, please! Abolish ICE!” the activists screamed at a visibly flustered Biden during a public appearance on Wednesday
“I agree with you. I’m working on it, man,” Biden begged. “Give me another five days.”
Biden has nominated a pro-sanctuary city, open borders sheriff to lead the office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
HECKLERS: “CLOSE PRIVATE DETENTION CENTERS. ABOLISH ICE.”
BIDEN: “I agree with you. I’m working on it, man. Give me another five days.” pic.twitter.com/oaJle6BrLw
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 29, 2021
Biden’s promise to establish one of the key federal law enforcement and national security organizations in the United States comes just a day after he expressed ignorance about the Constitution by repeating the false claim that “you can’t yell ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater.”
The remark occurred during Biden’s poorly-rated national address, amid a rant about how he wants to restrict Americans’ Second Amendment rights:
During Wednesday night’s national address, President Joe Biden repeated his oft-debunked claim that that “no amendment to the Constitution is absolute” while making an argument against gun rights, and went to lie about the Supreme Court’s stance on free speech, claiming “you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater.”
“No amendment to the constitution is absolute,” Biden said after making an appeal to restrict gun rights. “You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater. From the very beginning, there were certain guns, weapons, that could not be owned by Americans.“
Biden is not only incorrect about firearms restrictions, which did not exist even for military cannon and warships at the country’s founding, but the “fire in a crowded theater” metaphor he invokes so often is also completely false.
The saying comes from remarks made over a hundred years ago in 1919 by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in the case Schenk v. United States, during which the court incorrectly ruled that advocating against the draft was not free speech.
The Court’s ruling is widely interpreted as one of the worst ever in U.S. history, and was effectively overturned in the landmark 1969 case Brandenburg v. Ohio.