Ann Coulter says she would consider voting for Bernie Sanders, provided he goes back to his stance on US immigration policies
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter revealed that she would consider supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, in 2020 and also spoke about the idea of working as a part of his administration in case he ever returned to his previous stance on immigration.
According to a preview clip of PBS’s 'Firing Line with Margaret Hoover' which was released on Wednesday, host Margaret had questioned Ann on how she viewed the senator. Margaret also asked whether she would support him if his campaign included "getting rid of low-skilled workers" to ensure higher wages. Ann shared, "If he went back to his original position, which is the pro-blue-collar position. I mean, it totally makes sense with him."
"If he went back to that position, I’d vote for him. I might work for him. I don’t care about the rest of the socialist stuff. Just-- can we do something for ordinary Americans?" she shared while referring to Sanders' 2007 policy position where he had opposed an immigration reform bill fearing that it would result in driving down wages for lower-income workers. He had co-authored a restrictive immigration amendment along with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-IA.
The bill eventually failed to pass the Senate. Earlier this month, Sanders rejected the idea of open borders when speaking at a campaign event. Sanders said, "What we need is comprehensive immigration reform. If you open the borders, my God, there's a lot of poverty in this world, and you're going to have people from all over the world. And I don't think that's something that we can do at this point. Can't do it. So that is not my position."
Ann had been responsible for authoring the book titled 'In Trump We Trust' ahead of the 2016 election and was an early supporter of Donald Trump. However, she has since become an openly vocal critic of POTUS as he did not keep his campaign promise of building a wall at the Southern Border. "The chant wasn't 'SIGN A BILL WITH B.S. PROMISES ABOUT "BORDER SECURITY" AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE, GUARANTEED TO FAIL!' It was 'BUILD A WALL!'" she tweeted at the time.