Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, expressed her disgust toward silent Democrats, questioning why they could have no words after protesters pulled the American flag down at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Colorado on July 12.

“There are no words for why the Democrats are staying silent on this,” Nikki said Sunday, referring to a tweet by Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra who wrote “Anti-ICE protesters rip American flag off flag pole, raise Mexican flag at ICE facility in Aurora, Colorado.”

“If this is your way to winning an election, fire your strategist. This is disgusting,” the former diplomat added, suggesting the prominent Democrats should love the country.

Nikkei continued, “And if you don’t like what is happening then tell the members of Congress to get to work and fix it,” echoing President Donald Trump and other Republican lawmakers who are pushing Democrats to mend immigration law.

A report from the Washington Times said a crowd estimated at over 1,000 gathered outside the Aurora facility to protest federal roundups of some illegal immigrants, which ICE would begin from July 14.

Some protesters, after breaking through a fence, removed a “Blue Lives Matter” flag, honoring law enforcement, spray-painted the words “Abolish ICE” on it then raised the flag upside-down, on a pole next to the Mexican flag.

Before Nikkei slammed Democrats for staying mum at the national flag vandalization, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also raised a question to Democratic presidential candidates.

“The predictable result of the 2020 Dems’ radical open borders policies. Every Dem presidential candidate should be asked the hard Q: “Do you agree w/ the ICE protesters taking down the American flag & replacing it with a Mexican flag?” They’ll want to virtue-signal “yes,” but…,” Cruz wrote in a tweet on Saturday.

ICE crews in Aurora restored the American flag on Friday evening.

Explaining why they did not intervene to stop the protesters from replacing U.S. flag with Mexico one, Aurora Chief of Police Nick Metz said it was to protect safety of the large majority who were acting peacefully and the safety of officers. He added that his folks were ready to decisively engage if they witnessed assaultive behavior or damage to the building or surrounding property that could jeopardize its security or public safety.