(Tea Party PAC) – It’s truly amazing that the Democratic party has gotten so far-left that it sounds entirely moderate and even downright right-wing to simply state that you support border security.
As the candidates go all-in for free healthcare for migrants and decriminalizing illegal border crossing, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who, despite the establishment’s best efforts to suppress her campaign, has continued to set herself apart from the rest of the loonies while maintaining some very left-wing ideas.
Gabbard is a big fan of universal healthcare, “common sense” gun reform, climate change policy, and even voted for the Democrats’ impeachment rules last week. She’s a dyed-in-the-wool deep blue Democrat, but the rest of her party is turning so deeply Soviet red you’d hardly be able to tell.
The scary thing for the Dems? Her non-crazy-far-left policies pose a serious threat to the likes of Biden, Warren, and Sanders simply because she’s not an unreasonable banshee of anti-Trump hatred.
This week, Gabbard spoke with Breitbart News, whom she told that “we do not have a nation if we don’t have borders.”
This is only a radical statement in the post-Trump Democratic party. It’s a statement that plenty of top Democrats have said in the past and most voters wouldn’t bat an eye at.
This comes as Gabbard’s campaign announced that she has qualified for the fifth debate on November 20th.
Gabbard discussed a variety of topics with host Alex Marlow, among them domestic policy and immigration.
“The reality is that we do not have a nation if we don’t have borders,” she said. “It’s a false choice for people to say you’re anti-immigrant if you support secure borders. That’s just not the case.”
Unlike most of the rest of the candidates in the 2020 Democratic primary race, Gabbard opposes decriminalizing illegal immigration and providing free health care and college tuition to illegal aliens.
While she has criticized Donald Trump’s immigration policies, she has not adapted anything as vehemently anti-borders as her opponents.
In the second Democratic presidential debate, she said: “We will have to stop separating children from their parents, make it so that it’s easier for people to seek asylum in this country, make sure that we are securing our borders and making it so that people are able to use our legal immigration system by reforming those laws.”
So again, make no mistake, she’s a leftist.
On Thursday, she told Marlow that there is a middle-ground in the immigration debate: “I think that we can and we must have a secure border policy that’s effective and works, and also reform our immigration system so that it works for our country. It can be a safe and secure border along with humane immigration policy and achieve both objectives.”