Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand left millions of Americans scratching their heads during a campaign stop this week; calling social security a “right” for all illegal immigrants “in this country now.”
Gillibrand was speaking with supporters on the campaign trail when she pushed her calls for a “comprehensive immigration reform” package that includes access to social security and a pathway to citizenship.
“What will I do? I have a lot of ideas. First, we need comprehensive immigration reform. If you are in this country now, you must have the right to pay into social security, to pay your taxes, to pay into the local school system, and to have a pathway to citizenship. That must happen,” said Gillibrand to widespread applause.
GILLIBRAND GOES OFF: NY Senator Slams Trump for ‘NOT ACKNOWLEDGING’ Her Hard Work
Ultra-liberal New York Senator and potential 2020 challenger Kirsten Gillibrand unloaded on President Trump this week; slamming the Commander-in-Chief after he questioned her ability to “get things done” in Congress during a fiery speech.
The President called out Gillibrand during a televised address in Utica, New York Monday; asking the crowd “Has she gotten anything done?”
Gillibrand fired-back on social media just hours later, saying “The President refuses to acknowledge the work I’ve gotten done. Sound familiar, ladies?”
The President refuses to acknowledge the work I’ve gotten done. Sound familiar, ladies? https://t.co/HN7zVmARF2
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 14, 2018
Gillibrand made national headlines weeks ago when she called for the total abolishment of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency; saying the department was fundamentally broken and should be replaced.
IS SHE SERIOUS? Sen. Gillibrand Says ‘There’s Nothing Socialist’ About the ‘Green New Deal’
New York Senator and potential 2020 candidate Kirsten Gillibrand defended the Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’ in an interview published this week; saying there’s “nothing socialist” about the massive government program.
Gillibrand was speaking with New York Magazine when she was asked to comment on her party’s proposal to drastically overhaul the nation’s energy, infrastructure, travel, and housing sectors.
“Let’s use market forces to create investment and, you know, there’s nothing socialist about it. You’re saying we need to do this to protect humanity,” said the Senator.
“Not only are you going to create a ton of jobs because you are actually investing in these industries where, unfortunately, we’ve lost market opportunity to China because we refuse to invest in it,” she added.
Read the full interview here.