Kirsten Gillibrand’s continual flip-flopping on immigration positions is downright comical at this point.
Last night, she became the first Democrat Senator to take the crazy position of abolishing ICE, the nation's border patrol.
The timing of her new stance is notable, as it follows the huge victory for the socialist side of the Democrat Party with Ocasio-Cortez’s win in New York City, who centered her campaign on abolishing ICE.
As a reminder, Gillibrand’s past positions on immigration include:
- Co-sponsoring the SAVE Act which aimed to crack down on illegal immigration with more border guards, accelerated deportations, and mandatory requirements for employers to verify employee immigration status.
- Opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants, calling it “fatally flawed.”
- Declaring English should be the official language of the U.S.
- Even opposing giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
But that was when she represented a more conservative upstate congressional district in upstate New York. Since then, it seems she does little more than copy-and-paste press releases from democratic socialists like Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren.
Now, with her eyes set on abandoning her responsibilities as New York's junior senator to pursue a laughably weak presidential campaign, Gillibrand is happy to lurch leftward in an effort to appease her party's most radical wing.