Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she’s “ashamed” to have once held more conservative positions on things like immigration and the Second Amendment, and blames her backwards, ignorant former constituency, outside of the much-more-cosmopolitan New York City, for forcing her to adopt ideas which are opposed to a more civilized world.
Speaking to “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Gillibrand tried to explain why she was once supportive of gun rights by saying that while representing upstate New York, she had to make her moderate hunter base happy, reports the Washington Free Beacon.
When pressed further on why her immigration views were once very Trumpian indeed, Gillibrand explained that she was merely representing her constituency, and that, shut off from all media communication in the wilds of upstate New York, where television and print journalism are utterly inaccessible, she simply didn’t know there was another side ot the issue.
“I came from a district that was 98% white. We have immigrants, but not a lot of immigrants,” she claimed. “I hadn’t really spent the time to hear those kind of stories about what’s it like to worry that your dad could be taken away at any moment.”
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