Kirsten Gillibrand Follows Beto’s Lead: If Locals Say it Makes Sense, ‘I Could Support’ Tearing Down Existing Walls
A day after former congressman and potential 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke said he would be willing to remove the walls in place in El Paso, Texas, presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said she would be open to the idea during a campaign stop on Friday.
O’Rourke was also confident that if the proposal became a referendum to remove the wall for the townspeople to vote on, it would pass.
“Well I would have to ask folks in that part of the country to see whether the fencing today is helpful or unhelpful,” she told reporters. “You know, Democrats are not unafraid of national security or border security. Democrats have funded border security for decades.”
Gillibrand further stated Democrats just don’t want a “medieval” wall made out of concrete along the entirety of the U.S.-Mexico border.
“It is a hateful message. [Trump] is trying to create a picture of division and hate and derision and that’s what I’m so offended by. The fact that he spews this kind of racism in his words and actions is troubling,” she continued. “So I could look at it and see which part he means and if it makes sense, I could support it.”
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