A top Democrat laid out her party’s radical plans for the future in an unusually candid way at the 2018 Ozy Fest in New York City.
At least she was being honest.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) called on members of her party to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and approve every gun restriction and confiscation that has been proposed if Democrats take over the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate after the November midterm elections.
“When we flip the House and flip the Senate, the first thing we should do is deal with the children who are being separated from their parents at the border,” she told the clapping audience.
“I think we should get rid of ICE,” the senator continued as she sat next to none other than crass liberal comedian Chelsea Handler. “We should separate out the two missions and do the anti-terrorism mission, the national security mission, and then on the other side, make sure you’re… looking at immigration as a humanitarian issue.”
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Without addressing how the U.S. would handle a sudden, massive influx in immigrants and refugees or how she intends for their still to be national security, Gillibrand pressed on to the next vast, sweeping change for America.
“I think we should pass the gun reform issues within the first month,” she continued.
“All of them.”
“Universal background checks, anti-trafficking, making sure people can’t buy bump stocks, large magazine clips, all that work,” she proclaimed to the cheering audience, not specifying if “all that” includes banning semi-automatic rifles, raising age limits, severely restricting concealed carry permits, or confiscating handguns.
She then proposed a form of mandatory socialized medicine that would put Obamacare to shame. In fact, she excoriated Obamacare as being built on a “very moderate, very — almost conservative — model of placing it on top of the for-profit insurance industry.”
“I think that was a mistake,” Gillibrand said as she proposed “Medicare for all” instead.
On top of that, she appeared to advocate for taxpayer-funded job training for everyone, too, which sounds like a baby step away from free college tuition for all, paid for by hard-working taxpayers. One could almost hear Sen. Bernie Sanders’ or congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ voices when she spoke.
But at least she was being honest about what her party intends to do.