Duncan Hunter vs Chris Collins on Donald Trump
Your colleague Chris Collins from Western New York has also endorsed Donald Trump. However, Collins said "At this point I’m not ready to go that far, no" when asked if he supported Donald Trump's plan to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.
Are you ready to go that far?
Please note that I'm specifically asking if you support Trump's Muslims plan as he outlined on his website. I'm not asking if you support more stringent checking of refugees. I'd like to know whether you support Trump's specific plan or not.
From buffalonews . com/city-region/washington-politics/
Rep. Chris Collins, a mainstream Republican from Clarence, on Wednesday became the first sitting member of Congress to endorse bombastic billionaire Donald Trump for president.
“Donald Trump has clearly demonstrated that he has both the guts and the fortitude to return our nation’s jobs stolen by China, take on our enemies like ISIS, Iran, North Korea and Russia, and most importantly, re-establish the opportunity for our children and grandchildren to attain the American Dream,” Collins said in a statement released first to The Buffalo News. “That is why I am proud to endorse him as the next president of the United States.”
At the same time, though, Collins acknowledged that he isn’t exactly in lockstep with Trump on all the issues.
For example, Collins did not endorse Trump’s call to deport the nation’s 11 million undocumented aliens.
“To deport them? No. But we can certainly determine who they are,” he said, adding: “I think he’s just talking about a process.”
Collins represents a district between Buffalo and Rochester that includes plenty of farms, including many that rely on migrant labor from Mexico. Asked about that fact, he said farmers there want just what he wants and just what Trump wants: A legally documented immigrant workforce that can come and go with the seasons.
Collins also disagreed with Trump’s call for a temporary ban on all Muslim immigration.
“At this point I’m not ready to go that far, no,” said Collins. Nevertheless, he reiterated his call for blocking the admission of new refugees from Syria, noting that FBI Director James Comey has said he could not personally certify that none of the Syrian refugees pose a security threat.