The Left has become so dug in on its positions with respect to any issue that it barely raises an eyebrow to hear someone defend the indefensible.
For an example, consider the argument advanced by Baltimore councilman Zeke Cohen (D), who was a guest on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday to discuss illegal immigration. The topic has special relevance to inhabitants of Maryland in light of recent developments in that state. One was the vote Monday by the House of Delegates to make Maryland a sanctuary state. The other was the much-in-the-headlines story of the rape of a 14-year-old female in a school bathroom by two teenage aliens, one confirmed to be in the country illegally.
The resolution “demanding that federal authorities stop enforcing immigration laws in Baltimore” has even greater relevance for Cohen, who was one of the bill’s sponsors.
When Carlson submitted that the rape story was “the sign of a sick civilization at war with itself,” Cohen responded by suggesting:
To trot their crime out publicly is really kind of shameful, Tucker. The politics you’re engaging in is this Willy Horton style race baiting, umm, dog whistle, where we don’t blame entire groups of people for the heinous acts of a few.
The obvious flaw in Cohen’s reasoning is that all illegal aliens are by definition criminals under U.S. law. To defend their presence in the country is to overlook the fact that they are lawbreakers. Controlling the number of illegal immigrants who sneak across the southern border would be a start toward limiting more vicious crimes committed by some who arrive here without papers.
The entire debate, which also features Cohen’s comparison of ICE to pre-Holocaust Nazis.