(Townhall) The three House Democrats behind legislation introduced Thursday to abolish U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced in a statement late Thursday that they would vote ‘no’ on their own bill if it is brought to the floor, accusing Republicans of planning to bring it up for a vote as a “political stunt.”

Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) said they would use the opportunity to debate immigration.

“We know Speaker Ryan is not serious about passing our ‘Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act,’ so members of Congress, advocacy groups, and impacted communities will not engage in this political stunt,” the three said. “If Speaker Ryan puts our bill on the floor, we plan to vote no and will instead use the opportunity to force an urgently needed and long-overdue conversation on the House floor.”

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