Politics Caitlyn Jenner says she favors legal status for undocumented CA immigrants
Hannity to interview Caitlyn Jenner following gubernatorial announcement
Fox News host Sean Hannity will interview reality television star and Olympian Caitlyn Jenner in a one-on-one interview next week, according to a Fox News announcement released Thursday.Hannity will conduct the sit down interview in Malibu and ask Jenner following the announcement of her California gubernatorial run against Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA). Hannity is expected to talk with her about her bid as well as COVID-19 restrictions and crime in California. News that Jenner was thinking about a run for governor spread in early April, though initially, her manager Sophia Hutchins denied the rumors.
California Republican gubernatorial candidatesaid she favors granting a path to citizenship to the 1.75 million undocumented immigrants in the state's labor force, staking out a position that is more progressive than many voters in the GOP base nationally and at odds with former President Donald Trump, who Jenner supported until 2018.
In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash that will air on "Anderson Cooper 360" at 8 p.m. ET Monday night, Jenner said that she decided to challenge California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the all-but-certainafter watching the crisis that has unfolded at the southern border where the Biden administration has been struggling to halt a surge in immigrants from South and Central America, many of them children.
Jenner opposes transgender girls participating in girls' sports
When former Olympian and reality TV personality Caitlyn Jenner announced that she planned to challenge California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the state's expected recall election this year, many trans activists across the country were quick to make it clear that she did not speak for them. © Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images Caitlyn Jenner attends the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 9, 2020 in West hollywood, California.
"I am for legal immigration, okay. What's been happening on the border was honestly one of the reasons I decided to run for governor," Jenner said in the interview. "I was watching people dying come across the river, kids in cages -- whatever you want to call them."
"They should have a chance at citizenship?" Bash asked.
"Absolutely, yeah. They should. I mean, there's a lot of people, but personally I have met some of the most wonderful people who are immigrants, who have come to this country and they are just model citizens. They are just great people and I would fight for them to be US citizens," Jenner replied.
The former Olympian and reality television personality is facingby running as a Republican in a state where Democrats outnumber GOP voters by two-to-one. But the immigration views she expressed in the new CNN interview align with those of the majority of California Republicans, who tend to be more progressive on social issues than the Republican voters nationally who flocked to Trump's candidacy.
Caitlyn Jenner's comments about trans girls in sports was used to justify a proposed ban in Kansas. It failed anyway.
Five states have passed laws barring trans girls from playing on girls' sports teams. Kansas lawmakers successfully killed one this week.Kansas Rep. Stephanie Byers told Insider that members of the state's legislature had used recent comments from California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner to support their attempt to override the governor's veto.
A late Marchby the Public Policy Institute of California showed that 85% of Californians say there should be a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants as long as they meet certain requirements, including 68% of the state's Republicans.
In the likely recall election, which has yet to be officially called or scheduled, all of the state's voters will be asked two questions. The first will be whether they want to recall Newsom (yes or no); the second will be who they would like to replace him with, followed by a long list of candidates including Jenner.
Despiteamong many Californians about the restrictions that Newsom put in place to try to control the spread of Covid-19 last year -- strict policies that fueled a grassroots movement to gather the more than 1.4 million valid signatures required to qualify the recall for the ballot -- the Democratic governor's political position has remained strong. (The California secretary of state reported in late April that proponents had turned in the requisite number of valid signatures to initiate the recall of Newsom, but in the next step of the process, voters have 30 business days in which they are allowed to withdraw their names from recall petitions.)
Caitlyn Jenner to critics: 'I move on' she says in interview
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican whose campaign for California governor has elicited angry reaction from some members of the LGBTQ community, said Wednesday that “I move on” when it comes to her critics. Her comment came during a one-on-one interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, which marked some of her first words in public since announcing her candidacy for the expected recall election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. In their wide-ranging chat, Jenner used the friendly platform of Hannity’s stage to stake out positions on issues from immigration to forest management.
Newsom's approval rating held steady at 53% of likely voters in the March PPIC survey and only 40% of likely voters said they would vote "yes" on removing him, while 56% said they would vote no. In the months before Democratic Gov. Gray Davis was recalled in California in 2003 and replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, aboutdisapproved of Davis' performance and ultimately 55% voted to recall him.
When asked about deportations, Jenner told Bash that "the bad ones have to leave," defining that group as those with criminal records or those who are affiliated with the street gang, adding "the list goes on."
"It's a lot of bad people that are trying to cross our border illegally. I don't want those people in our country," Jenner said.
Records show Caitlyn Jenner voted in the 2020 election despite claiming to CNN that she went golfing instead .
"And so it was Election Day and I just couldn't get excited about it. And I just wound up going to play golf," Jenner told CNN.Jenner, who is running in California's recall elections against current Gov. Gavin Newsom, told CNN this week that she skipped the 2020 election to go play golf.