While South Dakota Democrats are making their focus claiming the GOP candidates are just like Donald Trump because they are going to vote for him, the truth is much farther off.
If you noticed this AM, the Argus Leader took a break in political coverage from fawning over Rick Weiland, and noted that the Republican candidates aren’t exactly in lockstep with GOP Presidential Nominee Donald Trump when it comes to his comments about building a wall between the US and Mexico:
The Republican incumbents say they want better security at the borders and tougher penalties on people who enter the country illegally, but neither is fixated on Trump’s vision for a physical barrier.
“We’re a country with a history of welcoming people but we’re also a country of laws,” Sen. John Thune said. “We want to provide incentives to people who are going to come here and play by the rules, not illegal immigrants who are going to come and become citizens after they’re granted amnesty.”
Noem said the country’s top priority needs to be restoring security at the border and providing additional resources to aid border patrol agents. She said she doesn’t support Donald Trump’s proposal to deport millions of illegal aliens but wouldn’t support amnesty for immigrants that have arrived in the United States illegally.
“We certainly do not have control over what is going on at our border,” Noem said. “I believe we need to build a wall where it makes sense.”
It sounds like the GOP candidates want to enforce the laws and responsibilities the Federal Government has, but isn’t honoring. Before we start digging deeper into the issue.
Maybe not sensationalistic. But we hire them to do a good job. And that’s what they’re doing.