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GOP Candidates on Clinton Interview: 'No Need to Patronize Us, Hillary'

By    |   Tuesday, 07 Jul 2015 07:37 PM

Republican presidential candidates Tuesday slammed Democrat Hillary Clinton's attack on the GOP in her first national interview since declaring her campaign nearly three months ago — accusing her of flip-flopping on immigration reform as much as she said that they didn't support it at all.

"Hillary Clinton has once again changed her position on an issue for politically expedient purposes," Emily Benavides, a representative for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, told Newsmax. She noted how Clinton's backed reform efforts while a New York senator.

"After voting for the poison pill amendment that stopped immigration reform in its tracks as a senator and saying she believed the unaccompanied minors 'should be sent back' to their home countries last year, she is now running further to the left on immigration policy than even President Obama’s White House believes is legally feasible," Benavides said.

"Hillary Clinton will say anything to get elected — and her numerous flip-flops on immigration prove it."

In her interview with CNN, Clinton described Republicans' views on immigration reform as ranging "across a spectrum of being grudgingly welcoming or hostile to immigrants."

She added that Bush did not support a path to citizenship.

Benavides told Newsmax that Bush's policy remained as he stated in his 2013 book, "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution."

"Governor Bush believes in a conservative legislative solution to fix our broken immigration system that includes earned legal status for those currently in the country after they pay fines and taxes, learn English, and commit no substantial crimes while securing our border," Benavides said.

Former New York Gov. George Pataki blasted Clinton's support of the sanctuary cities program when she first sought the White House in 2008. Under the program, San Francisco authorities refused to deport illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez, 45, who is charged with shooting to death a San Francisco woman last week.

Sanchez, who is from Mexico but last lived in Texas, had seven felony convictions and had been deported five times. He was arraigned Tuesday in the death of Kathryn Steinle, 32, at a popular tourist attraction on the city's waterfront.

"Hillary Clinton’s support of Sanctuary Cities is a reckless, dangerous disgrace," Pataki said. "As president, I would propose a law to impose penalties on municipalities that are not compliant with federal immigration laws."

Christian Ferry, a spokesman for South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, told Newsmax that "Hillary Clinton clearly has selective memory" on the immigration issue.

"She doesn’t seem to recall that Lindsey Graham has been fighting to secure our border and fix our broken immigration system for the last decade," he said. "This is no surprise, considering that she still believes the national security policy she helped implement with Barack Obama has made the world and our country safer."

And a spokesman for retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson was a bit cynical in his response to Newsmax on Clinton's comments.

"No need to patronize us, Hillary," the spokesman said. "We do not endorse the so-called new path to citizenship, because we like the old path to citizenship just fine: Get at the end of the line and go through the same channels millions before have traveled."

He said that Carson backed a program that encouraged illegals "to qualify for guest-worker status to transport them out of the shadows, after paying back taxes.

"Then, if they would like to become citizens, they go to the back of the line. Seems the American way!"

Carson also called for "a true program of border security, all our borders, not just those on the south," the spokesman said. "He believes it can be accomplished through hi-tech and innovative means; the only thing lacking is political will."

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Republican presidential candidates Tuesday slammed Democrat Hillary Clinton's attack on the GOP in her first national interview since declaring her campaign nearly three months ago — accusing her of flip-flopping on immigration reform as much as she said that they didn't support it at all.
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