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Eyeing 2020, Gillibrand Rejects Earlier Immigration Stance

  • Democratic hopeful says her ‘amnesty’ concerns lacked empathy
  • Lawmaker accuses Trump of destroying ‘moral fabric’ of America
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator Kirsten GillibrandPhotographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said her prior hawkish immigration stances, including opposition to giving “amnesty to illegal aliens,” were lacking in empathy.

The newly announced Democratic presidential hopeful from New York, who’s moved left since her time representing a more conservative upstate House district, made three television appearances criticizing President Donald Trump’s positions on immigration and pushing back on the notion that she’s been politically expedient on the issue.