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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:53 PM

Luis Gutirrez receives most vigorous applause and standing ovations amongst 2020 hopefuls


Democratic 2020 hopefuls toe progressive line at liberal conference

Potential presidential hopefuls argued for a social safety net and condemned Trump

Potential Democratic presidential candidates set out their 2020 credentials on Tuesday for a gathering of liberal activists, with barely a hint of daylight between them on a range of key progressive issues.

Speaking to an energetic crowd of hundreds in a Washington hotel ballroom, the candidates took turns touting their liberal bona fides in both prepared remarks and in answers to questions from questioners who had been chosen in advance.

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Perhaps the most vigorous applause in the room was for the outgoing congressman Luis Gutiérrez, who received standing ovations and loud cheers when he condemned the Trump administration’s immigration policy and its efforts to crack down on asylum seekers and separate migrant families at the US-Mexico border. “I can think of nothing more cruel, more evil than to rip a child from a mother’s arms who is fleeing systematic rape, murder, torture.”

The Illinois Democrat also received loud cheers when he insisted that Puerto Rico’s energy grid should be rebuilt with “no carbon footprint”.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/13/democratic-2020-hopefuls-progressive-conference-we-the-people

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Reply Luis Gutirrez receives most vigorous applause and standing ovations amongst 2020 hopefuls (Original post)
lunamagica Jun 2018 OP
Gothmog Jun 2018 #1
LuvLoogie Jun 2018 #2
Scurrilous Jun 2018 #3
KPN Jun 2018 #4
lunamagica Jun 2018 #5
KPN Jun 2018 #6

Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:56 PM

1. Luis Gutirrez is a good man and an actual member of the Democratic Party

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:57 PM

2. K&R

Democrats applauding Democrats.

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:59 PM

3. K&R

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:23 PM

4. Right. It wasn't Bernie. I watched the

video. The Bernie thing was just another intentional stirring of the slow boil Bernie pot.

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Response to KPN (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 03:59 PM

5. Yes it was. I think it's great that the biggest ovation went to a life-long Democrat who is a

warrior for immigrants.

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:01 PM

6. Me too. We are all immigrants or

ancestors of immigrants aside from Native Americans. 300+ million of us.

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