Hillary Clinton's comment that the United States should expel the illegal immigrant children now surging across the border is unlikely to boost her popularity, says Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt.
"She's not going to win the Democratic nomination talking like that, that's for sure," Hurt told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV
"It is across-the-board agreed that those are future voters for the Democratic Party and Democratic politicians will do anything to convert as many of them as possible to U.S. citizens," he said Wednesday.
"This would certainly give some indication that it really is possible that she has no idea what she's going to do and will curtail her support significantly if she tries to separate herself from the rest of the party on immigration.''
During a CNN Town Hall meeting, Clinton said that while the children in question should receive quality medical care, they should be returned to their home countries if their families are located.
"I think all of them that can be should be reunited with their families . . . We have to send a clear message that 'just because your child gets across the border, that doesn't mean your child gets to stay.'''
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