LAS VEGAS – Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle sat down with the editorial board to discuss her views on immigration control. Below is a brief excerpt from the interview:
DN: So you support cracking down on illegal immigration?
DN: How so?
ANGLE: Building a fence, militarizing the border, and whatever else we have to do to seal off the border.
DN: Don’t you think it’s racist to target demographics as though this will solve underlying problems?
DN: Okay. Suppose I decided to run for office wanting to ensure that no Israelis entered the United States, what would that make me?
DN: You mean racist?
DN: So then what’s the difference in the two positions other than you’re targeting brown colored people?
ANGLE: Because I want to crack down on all illegal immigration.
DN: Then why a border fence and the militarization of the border if this is aimed at all illegal immigration?
ANGLE: To stop illegal immigrants.
DN: But can’t people arrive in the country through air travel?
DN: Then shouldn’t you need to abolish all air travel for the sake of logical consistency in order to hermetically seal off the entire country?
ANGLE: That sounds like a good idea.