October 14, 2016

Brad Ashford Struggles To Defend His Vote To Protect Sanctuary Cities

Today, Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE) struggled to defend his vote against the Enforce The Law In Sanctuary Cities Act. During a debate he said, “We don’t know what a sanctuary city is.”

In July, Ashford essentially voted to protect sanctuary cities that ignore the federal immigration laws and shelter illegal immigrants from deportation. Ashford’s clumsy defense of his vote demonstrates his poor understanding of immigration policy and the dangerous implications of sanctuary cities for the United States’ national security.

Ashford’s latest comments come just days after Ashford said he didn’t know which Nebraska cities are on the ISIS kill list.

This week, Brad Ashford has proven that he does not have the basic understanding of national security that Nebraskans expect of their leaders.