Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her 2020 Presidential run, but is already being questioned for her past statement that are very similar to Trump’s on immigration. The Daily Caller reports:
Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand claimed Sunday that despite previously advocating for the same immigration policies as President Donald Trump, his positions are “racist” but hers were not.
“[My immigration positions] certainly weren’t empathetic and they were not kind and I did not think about suffering in other people’s lives,” Gillibrand told Jake Tapper when he confronted her with her conservative immigration platform while serving as the congresswoman for New York’s 20th Congressional District.
“You said Trump’s immigration positions are racist — that’s the word you used, racist,” Tapper said.
“If Trump’s immigration positions are racist, were they racist when you held some of those positions as well?” he asked.
Gillibrand is perhaps the biggest flip-flop politician currently in the government. Will this hurt her in the primaries?