On Sunday, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) claimed that President Trump’s immigration views are “racist”, but they weren’t racist when SHE held those same beliefs.
She made her remarks after CNN’s Jake Tapper called her out for her glaring hypocrisy.
“[My immigration views] 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 on Sunday morning.
“You said Trump’s immigration positions are racist — that’s the word you used, racist,” Tapper fired back.
“If Trump’s immigration positions are racist, were they racist when you held some of those positions as well?” he asked.
“One thing I did 10 years ago when I became senator and was going to represent 20 million people across our state, I recognized that a lot of places in my state were different and I needed to understand what those constituents needed, too,” Gillibrand continued. I took the time, I went down to Brooklyn … I realized that the things I had said were wrong,” she said, groveling.
Watch Tapper CORNER her in the video below:
Jake Tapper: “If Trump’s immigration positions are racist, were they racist when you held some of those positions as well?”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): “They certainly weren't empathetic. And they were not kind. And I did not think about suffering in other people’s lives.” pic.twitter.com/neyCVLIdSj
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 20, 2019
“I think what this president has done is so horrible and so mean-spirited that I am nothing like him,” Gillibrand added. “I never will be because my values haven’t changed.”
GIVE ME A BREAK!
According to reports, Gillibrand’s immigration views have completely “shifted” from what she believed in 2006:
Running for the House in 2006, Gillibrand attacked her opponent from the right on immigration and called securing the border “a national security priority.” In a 2007 interview, Gillibrand said “you have to close the borders” as a first step to “right size” immigration. In a 2008 mailer sent from her congressional office, Gillibrand touted her efforts to expedite “the removal of illegal aliens by expanding detention capacity and increasing the number of Federal District Court judges.”
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