October 4, 2016

Tim Kaine Forgets Hillary Clinton’s Flip Flops on Immigration Reform

Senator Tim Kaine tried to go on the offensive when the topic turned to immigration, yet the impact of Kaine’s attacks fell flat because of Hillary Clinton’s own record on immigration. Hillary Clinton’s history of flip flops on immigration reform show that when it comes to politicizing immigration, no one’s record compares to Hillary Clinton’s:

The Status of Undocumented Children:

2015’s Hillary Clinton: Clinton answered a tough MSNBC town hall question on her stance saying, “The children themselves need to be taken care of. They are children. They should be given every help that we can. And I think we’re doing a better job of that than we were.”

2014’s Hillary Clinton: This is a sharp reversal from Clinton’s stance in 2014 were she said immigrant children “should be sent back.”

Building a Border

2016’s Hillary Clinton: In January in Nevada, when asked whether she supported building a wall along the border with Mexico, Clinton responded: “Well, I don’t think so…We would create a clash that would be so damaging to who we are as Americans and I just don’t think people are serious about it when they make that claim.”

2015’s Hillary Clinton: In November in New Hampshire, Clinton told voters, “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think you have to control your borders.”