ICYMI: DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TALKS MODERATE ON IMMIGRATION WHILE HIS CAMPAIGN COZIES UP TO LEFT-WING RADICALS
Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly is walking a fine line on immigration.
The red-state Democrat, who is campaigning for re-election in a state President Donald Trump won by almost 20 points in 2016, has broken with other Democratic senators by supporting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and pledging to support Trump’s proposed border wall.
But even as Donnelly publicly signals his willingness to work with Trump on immigration, his campaign has quietly allied with progressive liberal activists who hold a deep opposition to enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.
Donnelly’s political director, Michael Lindburg, spoke at a July 15 rally hosted by a left-wing group, DeportingLove, that compared immigration enforcement to the Holocaust and the Trump administration to Nazis.
At the rally, Lindburg touted Donnelly’s support for the 2013 Gang of Eight immigration amnesty bill, said the senator wished he could attend the left-wing rally, and asked attendees to help elect Democrats in November.
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