California governor candidate Caitlyn Jenner said on Wednesday, May 5, that she would fight illegal immigration and protect a border wall that former President Trump was building.
Sharing her tough stance on immigration, Jenner told Fox News that “I am all for the wall,” and “I would secure the wall. We can’t have a state—we can’t have a country without a secure wall.”
Jenner pledged that she would “do my absolute best” to repeal California’s so-called “sanctuary” protections for illegal immigrants.
Jenner sympathizes with illegal immigrants already in the United States, saying that “we are a compassionate nation” and “we are a compassionate state.”
She said that she has met some of the most notable newcomers in the United States and expressed her wish that America should have a mechanism for kind-hearted illegal immigrants to stay.
Jenner is one of eight Republicans trying to unseat incumbent Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, in the state’s second gubernatorial recall election.
The first recall, in 2003, removed Democrat Gray Davis from office and replaced him with Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Hollywood Republican.
Jenner also chastised Newsom for his “hypocrisy” during the coronavirus outbreak.
“You’ve seen the video of him at The French Laundry,” she said. “I can’t go down to my restaurant, and all the employees in that restaurant down there are not working, OK? And he’s up there dining”.
From Jenner’s point of view, Newsom has done badly in all areas, and that the governor of the Democratic Party put in place a terrible tax policy that makes California the most taxed state in the country. Furthermore, Newsom was also so bad at economic management that 18,000 companies left California.
Jenner also cites a “hypocrisy” case of another Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has a family relationship with Newsom.
“We see Nancy Pelosi—I can’t go to my hair salon. All the salons in my town are closed. Nobody can go in there and nobody’s working. People are losing money. But she can sneak in, and it’s the hypocrisy of what’s going on,” she said.