Hollow words about immigration issues dominated a gubernatorial debate focusing on issues affecting the state’s Latinos.
Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Ilia Calderón moderated the debate asking the six gubernatorial candidates, only one who is Latino, about deportations, farm workers, sanctuary cities, health and education.
Democrats Antonio Villaraigosa, Delaine Eastin, Gavin Newsom and John Chiang; and Republicans John H. Cox and Travis Allen participated in the debate at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
The first question of the debate came from two youths asking about deportations.
Chiang, the state’s treasurer, spoke of his family’s immigrant roots and got the biggest cheer during the first round of questions, saying of Trump: “I think we ought to deport him.”
“I want to make sure we keep our families intact,” he said.
Yet so far, in all his years in office, Chiang has done nothing to help Latinos.
The white elite’s favorite, Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor and former mayor of San Francisco, often touted the sanctuary status of his city and said he would “commit strongly” to push back against the Trump agenda.
San Francisco police meanwhile continue to brutalize Latinos.
The Republicans offered nothing but racist gibberish.
Antonio Villaraigosa, former mayor of Los Angeles, at times switched from English to Spanish and said he has made a living out of standing up for immigrants.
Eastin received rousing applause from the crowd when she referred to Trump as the “orange-haired misogynist rapist.” Nice, but everyone knows she’s done nothing to help Latinos either.