Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Politics

Fetterman Slams Fellow Democrat Live on CNN, Questions Why They Don’t Care About the Border Crisis

via ABC News
This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak, UltimateNewswire and others. To learn more about syndication opportunities, visit About Us.

Democratic Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania expressed his belief that supporting a secure border and immigration are not mutually exclusive.

He emphasized the importance of both, stating that the U.S. needs a comprehensive solution for immigration and a reset in approach.

Fetterman also discussed his support for Israel, despite disagreements with some progressive views.

“I honestly don’t understand why it’s controversial to say we need a secure border,” Fetterman said.

“I’ve been very clear. In fact, that was weaponized against me as Republicans in my race that I’m very much strong a supporter of immigration and my wife’s family,” he said.

“And I think two things can be true at the same time: You can be very supportive of immigration, but we also need to have a secure border. And I really — I think about immigration is, we want to provide the American dream for any migrant, but it seems very difficult when you have 300,000 people showing up, encountered at our border to do that,” he said.

“And I think we need to do a reset, and we have to work together and develop a new comprehensive solution to that.”

“I honestly don’t understand. I don’t understand why it’s controversial to anybody to decide that you’re going to stand with Israel in this situation,” Fetterman said of criticism he received from Democrats.

“I do believe that that doesn’t change the fact that Israel is our special ally. And we had that kind of relationship,” he said.

Fetterman explained his shift from labeling himself as a progressive to feeling more aligned with the Democratic party.

“It’s not so much that I left the title, the title left me,” he said.

“Increasingly, [progressives] moved and migrated into some positions that I don’t agree with, and I really just feel much more comfortable just being a Democrat,” he said.

He highlighted the need for a secure border and expressed his emotional response to the Hamas massacre, which influenced his perspective.

“There is a crisis,” he said. “We have a crisis at our border, and it can’t be controversial that we should have a secure border.”

Israel “is most reflective of the kinds of open, progressive, liberal policies, and it’s a strange paradox where the most progressive members of our party seem to not recognize that Israel is a nation that supports those values.”

“I get emotional thinking about it. What if that was my children? What if that was my wife? Where does that kind of evil come from? I don’t know where the next bottom is … Those kinds of atrocities must never be allowed to survive and endure. It has to be destroyed,” he said regarding the Hamas attacks.

Read Also:

Sports Legend Silences Vax Heckler With 1 Move

Trans Athlete Wins Women’s Division, Stirs Controversy

You May Also Like

Entertainment

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Politics

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Politics

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Media

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Entertainment

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Media

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Media

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...