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CNN’s Nina Turner Goes Off After Rick Santorum Says She Wants to Abolish ICE: ‘He’s Got Some Nerve Putting Words in My Mouth’

Nina Turner and Rick Santorum had a heated moment tonight on CNN when the former accused the latter of putting words in her mouth during a conversation about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The two joined Chris Cuomo for a conversation about President Donald Trump‘s controversial immigration policies, as well as the Left’s division over calls to dismantle ICE. As Turner lambasted Trump for tearing migrant families apart on the border, Cuomo asked her to clarify whether she was among those calling for the agency to be abolished.

Despite Cuomo’s repeated questions, Turner refused to directly answer, saying only that Democrats need to focusing on “abolishing” Trump at the ballot box in the upcoming elections. As Cuomo turned to Santorum, he acknowledged that the calls to abolish ICE are giving Trump and his supporters ammunition to accuse the Left of being weak on immigration and law enforcement.

As Santorum mused that Turner seems to be pushing for “de facto” abolishment, the liberal commentator interjected.

“I never said that,” Turner insisted.

When the former Pennsylvania senator disputed her, Turner replied by saying, “Don’t put words in my mouth, Senator, because I don’t put words in your mouth.”

Cuomo tried to rope in the conversation by asking Turner to clarify her position, though Turner continued to rail away at Santorum.

“He has some nerve trying to put words in my mouth. He needs to listen to what I’m saying and make his point instead of trying to control what I’m saying,” Turner said. “We definitely need to make sure that we keep criminals out, but your party keeps overlaying that every single person that’s trying to get into this country is a criminal. It is about black and brown folks in this country that you guys continue to label as criminals, and we’re sick of it. It’s wrong. It’s absolutely wrong.”

Santorum responded by accusing Turner of “putting words in the Republicans’ mouth,” which led to a continued debate about why Trump and Congress haven’t made more progress in fixing the border situation.

Watch above, via CNN.

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