October 19, 2015

FOR SOME PERSPECTIVE...:

Bernie Sanders Can't Escape Questions About 2007 Vote on Immigration Overhaul (Maggie Haberman, 10/19/15, NY Times)

Since he began his campaign for the presidency, Senator Bernie Sanders has sought to build his base of support beyond the overwhelmingly white supporters he has in his home state of Vermont, whose backgrounds hew closely to some voters in the first two voting states, Iowa and New Hampshire. He has met with activists from the Black Lives Matter group and has appeared at a question-and-answer session with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

But Mr. Sanders could face continuing questions about his vote against a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill in 2007, as he did during the first Democratic presidential debate last week. And while he has recently presented that vote in humanitarian terms, his language at the time was starkly economic about guest-worker visas, which were viewed skeptically by organized labor.


...it would have been useful to note that the UR wasn't that helpful in 2007 either.  He escaped okay.

Posted by at October 19, 2015 6:33 PM
  

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