Skip to comments.San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro speaks out against Arkansas voter ID law
Posted on 09/18/2013 1:11:56 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, was in Arkansas Tuesday speaking to students at UALR about the political implications of the changing demographics in the U.S.
In an interview with KATV, Castro also spoke out against the controversial voter I. D. law.
"I do believe there's going to be a negative impact to certain communities including Hispanics and seniors. Of course, these laws are new, so we'll have to see now that it's been implemented what the research shows," Castro said.
Castro gave a landmark speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, which propelled him to Democratic Party stardom. He said his speech has certainly impacted his career.
"Well it's probably helped in terms of providing a bigger platform, but I'm still focused on San Antonio, I'm the mayor of San Antonio and that's why I get up every day and go to work," Castro said.
Some in politics were even buzzing about a potential run for president in 2016 or for Texas governor, but Castro said he has ruled that out.
"I have yeah, I'm not going to do that. It's very flattering, the idea, but I'm the mayor of San Antonio and I'm going to be there for a while," Castro said, adding that he hopes Texas State Senator Wendy Davis will run for governor.
As for his support in 2016, Castro believes a Hillary Clinton candidacy would "clear the field for the other candidates" if she chose to run.
"I think she's going to be a great candidate if she runs," Castro said.
When did San Antonio relocate to Arkansas?
If you’re too ignorant, too Illegal, or too lazy to get an ID, then don’t vote.
Just as I am offended when non-Texans come here and criticize us, Arkansas folks should tell him to get his mexican arse out of their state.
Why doesn’t he mind his own business? It’s not his state. These libs need to stay the hell out of the affairs of red states.
On a side note Arkansas can blame Tyson for most of their woes. Just like NE Texas can blame Bo Pilgrim.
I think the title speaks or itself...lol
The headlines to all these types of stories should be changed to, “Democrats Support Voter Fraud”.
Funny, with all of these voter ID laws in place, I have yet to hear a ground swell of individuals that were denied a ballot. Hmmm, strange that after all of the comments by the Dems, that there are so few (if any) complaints.
I wonder why. /sarc
Make voting ID requirements the same as buying a gun, Libs would have a cow!
They should declare such an attempt at usurpation of State sovereignty to be an act of war. (They can attack San Antonio, not the entire State of Texas.)
Dear Mr. Castro:
Yep, not much longer I’m afraid. A couple more election cycles and Texas will turn blue.
Throw in Austin and they would get some Texas recruits :)
Can’t the same people who help illegals obtain multiple false IDs can help RAT minority voters do the same?
agreed! 2A is just as sacred as voting.
Clearly pandering for 2016 nod, or veep position. Pathetic!!!
The Ark. Guv should write the mayor of San Antonio the following:
Mayor, we realize that the terminally flawed, socialist agenda is dependent upon vote fraud to keep it’s sponsors in power, but that is NOT the intent of the U.S. Constitution!