Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Newt Gingrich Targets Hispanic Voters

In efforts to court the Hispanic vote, Republican candidate Newt Gingrich granted Univision’s news Anchor, Jorge Ramos one of his first post-announcement interviews last Sunday on Al Punto.

In the interview Gingrich acknowledges the importance of winning the Latino vote and expresses support for an amended version of the DREAM Act. He discusses his long history of work on immigration specifically providing Temporary Protection Status to thousands of Central Americans. Additionally, he talks about the need for creating a system that would provide a path to legality for many of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. He believes a “citizen board” similar to selected service boards enacted during WWII, could review cases on an individual basis and would be a possible method to decide who would be granted a path to citizenship.

“What I’m opposed to is the federal level passage of a single bill that pretends it does all the right things, but is actually designed to ensure that millions of people get to be American citizens in hopes that they will vote Democrat, which I think is the Obama plot,” Gingrich states.

Gingrich’s plan to target Hispanic voters directly has led him to found a website for conservative Hispanics and help to organize conferences to champion conservative politics among the Spanish-speaking community.

Gingrich finds himself needing to rehabilitate his image with Latinos after a huge gaffe in 2007 when he called Spanish the language of the ghetto.

TIME

Al Punto