Progressive New York governor candidate Cynthia Nixon is getting walloped in the polls by establishment candidate Andrew Cuomo. She needs to energize far left base voters and she thinks she’s found a way.

She jumped on the border issue and called ICE a terrorist organization.

Lukas Mikelionis reports at FOX News:

Cynthia Nixon calls ICE ‘terrorist organization,’ says it should be abolished

New York gubernatorial candidate and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon on Thursday called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “a terrorist organization” and called for its abolition, pitting progressive New Yorkers against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Nixon made her remarks at a church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where an illegal immigrant is taking sanctuary after being threatened with deportation after she failed to show a driver’s license during a traffic stop by ICE agents.

“ICE has strayed so far away from its mission. It is supposed to be here to keep Americans safe but what it has turned into, frankly, is a terrorist organization of its own that is terrorizing people who are coming to this country,” she said, according to NY1 News.

The candidate’s campaign against ICE follows an earlier appearance the same day on ABC’s “The View,” where she called for the abolition of the immigration agency.

“I think we need to abolish ICE. That seems really clear.

If only someone in the room had said: Now do Antifa.

Here’s the video:

This is going to become a thing for progressive candidates now. A ‘dog whistle’ if you will:

Some people have a different view of this issue. Take a look at this exchange from Twitchy:

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