Democratic Presidential Candidate: Of Course We Want Immigrants to Vote Democratic

Leah Barkoukis
|
Posted: Aug 30, 2015 2:50 PM
Democratic Presidential Candidate: Of Course We Want Immigrants to Vote Democratic

Remember Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator-turned-independent governor-turned-Democratic candidate for president? On Friday, he came out and said what we all knew to be true about the Democratic Party and immigration.

“We’re right on immigration,” he said at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting.

“The fastest growing voting bloc in the country,” he continued. “Of course we want that people to be treated with respect and to vote Democratic.”

As The DC notes, this statement runs counter to what the Democrats have claimed —that lax immigration policies are necessary to help people for humanitarian reasons.