Skip to comments.Jake Tapper Grills Gillibrand About Old Mailer She Sent
Posted on 01/21/2019 5:41:44 PM PST by Kaslin
You'll hear Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) rejecting President Trump's border security proposals these days, but about a decade ago, she was singing a different tune.
During her 2008 campaign for Congress, Gillibrand bragged in a mailer how she had called for the deportations of illegal immigrants. The ad also highlighted her opposition to illegals getting drivers licenses, a boost in the number of border agents, fines on companies who hired illegal immigrants, expanding the E-Verify programs for employers, and other now-unheard-of policy stances from a Democrat.
Here's the mailer @jaketapper cited, from my story on Thursday. https://t.co/DHKJeiHVig pic.twitter.com/4p39Frxq9G— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) January 20, 2019
CNN's Jake Tapper asked her to please explain her change of heart. Considering that Gillibrand is now in the business of calling Trump's policies "racist," he wondered whether those policies were racist when she supported them.
NEW: On @CNNSotu, Kirsten Gillibrand was asked about the mailer I reported on her office sent out bragging about her votes to increase and speed up deportations of undocumented immigrants.
"I did not think about suffering in other people's lives," Gillibrand said. pic.twitter.com/ee9yePjDNZ— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) January 20, 2019
"They certainly weren't empathetic and they were not kind," Gillibrand said of her past comments. "And I did not think about suffering in other people's lives."
Since then, she explained, she's tried to correct her approach to immigration by traveling throughout New York to meet with families affected by such policies. She also met with immigration advocates and afterwards the senator "realized" that the things she had said were unacceptable. She said from now on she'd "fight" for families who are suffering in her state.
I predict Gillibrand will have to answer these questions about her flip-flopping stance on immigration again as her campaign for president gets underway.
How about grilling her about her involvement with NXVIUM?
Not sure about the big deal.. Tapper is making this into a big deal. Everyone knows Dems have an “I have evolved on this issue” card for any such past stances..
wow. she was picked to fill a senate seat because she was an empty dress, and now she’s having to apologize for having been sane in the past.
the world’s off it’s moorings.
the MSM could be enforcing a purity test this cycle; take down everyone the the bookers and harris’ in the field
Another old Democrat trying to trade magic beans for votes and then smoking some vines.
I’d say Tapper got the heads up from the ruling rat elites...”Crush her, she is not the chosen one.”
Think there gonna go full Beto i.e. Bammy 2.0
He has his own history of contradictory statements.
He (and we) need to be careful.
Dat be raciss and sexiss! It MUST BE Willie Brown’s playmate for Prez and Farticus for Veep! AOC for Secretary of Communism, oops, I mean Commerce!
I think tapper may be trying to cut some cows out of the herd.
the only reason tapper is asking her these supposedly “difficult” questions is to help her practice the best way to back-track, assuming she makes it to the point where those questions can’t be avoided ...
I don’t think its that so much as a “this has already been covered...” mantra.
She probably hoped he would be asked. Air out the dirty laundry early.
She’s just part of the leftward drift of the Demonrat party to the hard left. Her principles dissolved when the possibility of political advantage presented itself.
CNN and the evil MSM has chosen Harris to be the nominee..the rest is a sideshow. We know the saps in the Democrat party are told who to choose.
The fact that this woman thinks she has any chance of being a POTUS contender is proof of her breathtaking jaw-dropping stupidity.
A lot of people were saying the exact same thing about Obama 12 years ago.
I think its great that the Fake News Rat Media are anointing Skanky Kamala as their choice. She is a vicious unlikable Feminazi wh*re who makes Kankles seem like a nice person.
This will not end well for the Rats.
Obama rode the First Black President wave, his election was about the color of his skin, period.
Gillibrand is a boring typical white leftist Feminazi. Shes already lost in the Rat crowd of fools running for President.
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