California gubernatorial candidate Bruce Jenner, who identifies as “transgender” and now goes by the name Caitlyn, said in an upcoming interview that he “would fight for” immigrants, including illegal aliens, to have a path to U.S. citizenship, as reported by Fox News.
Jenner, who is running in the soon-to-be-scheduled recall election against incumbent Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.), talked about his experiences with meeting immigrants, both legal and illegal, in an interview with CNN that is set to air tonight.
“What’s been happening on the border was honestly one of the reasons I decided to run for governor,” Jenner tells Dana Bash in the sneak peek clip that CNN released on Sunday. “I was watching people dying coming across the river, kids in cages, whatever you want to call them.”
While Jenner ostensibly supports completing the construction of the border wall that was started by President Donald Trump, he also said he would support a path to citizenship for the nearly 2 million illegal aliens who are already in California.
“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,” Jenner continued. “I would fight for them to be U.S. citizens.” He did, however, say that he would support the deportation of “bad people trying to cross our border illegally,” including those with “criminal records, MS-13,” and others.
Jenner is running as a Republican in the upcoming recall election, facing off against several other prominent Republican candidates including former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, 2018 gubernatorial nominee John Cox, and former Congressman Doug Ose.