(Victor Joecks, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – Donald Trump wasn’t the first candidate with carefully coiffured hair to campaign in Nevada pushing a hard line on illegal immigration.
He wasn’t even the first politician with a habit of putting his foot in his mouth to ask Nevadans for their support while decrying privileges given to illegal immigrants, including anchor babies.
Guess which two prominent Nevada politicians made the following statements?
Politician A’s campaign flier: “End Illegal Immigration. [Politician A] opposes any plan that encourages or excuses illegal immigration, [sic] and supports the Arizona immigration law. From amnesty to driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, [Politician A] says not now, not ever.”
Politician B: “If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that, right? Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with U.S. citizenship.”
Politician A is Gov. Brian Sandoval. Politician B is now-retired Sen. Harry Reid.