Sunday, May 19, 2024

Hillary Vows to Push Trump for Immigration Specifics, Remains ‘Open’ to More Debates

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to voters following a campaign stop at the Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has pledged to take on her GOP-leading counterpart Donald Trump for his incomplete, cursory immigration proposal that includes deporting all 11 million undocumented immigrants and building a wall on Mexico’s dime that will span the entire southern border. On the campaign trail over Labor Day Weekend, Mrs. Clinton said she would press Mr. Trump over his vague and often belligerent proclamations for immigration reform.

“I’m going to be pressing very hard to get specifics, because there aren’t any specifics,” she said at a rally in Iowa over the holiday weekend. “This is just the kind of political rhetoric that doesn’t belong in our election.”

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Democratic camp, Mrs. Clinton’s main competitors for the nomination have chided the Democratic National Committee for hosting only 6 primary debates, a number they feel shows a “rigging” of the system set up to coronate a nominee. And with growing pressure on Mrs. Clinton to comment on the matter, she offered a willingness to engage with her Democratic competitors should the DNC amend their present agenda.

“I am open to whatever the DNC decides to set up. That’s their decision. I debated a lot in 2008, and I would certainly be there with lots of enthusiasm and energy if they decide to add more debates,” Mrs. Clinton added.

With Mrs. Clinton’s ubiquitous presence in the news cycle, perhaps both The Donald’s fallacious immigration plan and the DNC’s so-called limited debate format will be highlighted in the coming days.

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