Biden reflects 'drift' of his party

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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"Build That Wall!"An immigration reform organization says voters will have a very clear idea of where both presidential candidates stand on immigration this November.

UPDATE: After months of speculation, Joe Biden – the presumptive Democratic nominee for president – announced this afternoon his pick for a running mate: California Senator Kamala Harris. (Details ...)

The chief of the Border Patrol revealed in March that parts of the new "wall system" are 90 percent effective in blocking illegal crossings. But Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden recently made it known that he would not build a single foot of the new wall along the U.S.-Mexico border if he is elected. In fact, he would effectively halt President Trump's plan to construct a border barrier in order to deter illegal aliens, some of whom have serious criminal records in their home countries.

Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) says Biden has changed his tune from his past position on a border wall.


"As a senator, Joe Biden, along with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who were in the Senate at the time, voted in favor of building the wall," Mehlman recalls. "Here we are I guess about 13 years later, and he's taking a different position. But I guess that reflects the drift of the Democratic Party from even acknowledging the importance of immigration enforcement to where they are right now."

Meanwhile, this remains a paramount issue for voters in November.

"This is why the campaign is important; it gives the candidates an opportunity to lay out for the American people what their vision is on all these issues in the coming four years," the FAIR spokesman submits. "I think we will have a very clear idea of where both candidates stand when people go to the polls in November."

Mehlman says Biden's proposal is also in line with his "Unity Plan," which includes promises to grant amnesty to all illegal aliens in the country, halt deportations for at least 100 days, and eliminate all private detention facilities.

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No winners in Biden’s VP pool

With the election just three months away, Joe Biden has yet to name a running mate. The presumptive Democrat presidential nominee says he plans to make an announcement soon, and California Senator Kamala Harris and former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice are said to be favorites, along with Karen Bass, a California congresswoman who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer are also in the mix.

"Whether it's Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren or Susan Rice or Karen Bass … it's going to be probably the person who takes over from Biden when Biden retires prematurely because of his own mental condition," comments Gordon Klingenschmitt is a former Colorado state representative who runs The Pray In Jesus Name Project.

Klingenschmitt, Gordon (former Navy chaplain)If the Democrat wins, Klingenschmitt is convinced Biden will be incapacitated during his first term in office, meaning his VP will become the president.

"We don't even know who that's going to be yet, but it's going to be bad," the ministry head concludes.

A conservative political scientist says when it comes to selecting a running mate, Biden has backed himself into a corner without any good choices for someone who could step up should he be elected and be unable to fulfill his duties. Dr. Charles Dunn says the slate of potential VP candidates being considered is a serious problem for the Democrats.

"It is a problem that will only get worse. I don't know that [Biden] has somebody here who could step in for him," says Dunn, professor emeritus of government at Clemson University. "There's not any candidate on his list who could step in and do a good job as president."

Dunn, Charles (Regent Univ.)That being the case, Dunn offers the following advice to the Trump camp: "Republicans don't need to say anything about it. It increasingly will be a self-evident problem that spells disaster for Biden."

And Dunn says frontrunners Harris, Rice, and Bass all have political baggage that will come out in the vetting process.

"Bass [is] notorious as being a staunch supporter of Fidel Castro. If you take Susan Rice, on the matter of integrity and lying [she brings] very serious problems," the political scientist offers. "And then Harris is from California – and how is she going to appeal, for example, to the heartland of America?"

Biden's predicament, according to Dunn, is a political mess. "He's backed himself into a corner," he tells OneNewsNow. "He has no really good choice among those who he has before him."

Editor's note: Dunn's comments added after story was originally posted.


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