Carlos Lopez-Cantera agrees with controversial Donald Trump wall proposal

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In an interview Wednesday with Craig Patrick, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera found some common ground with Donald Trump, whom he said he did not think he could support for President earlier this year.

Lopez-Cantera said that the wall on the Mexican border, a signature Trump proposal, could be part of a comprehensive solution to the problems created by illegal immigration.

The goal: “to not let anybody, not one person, who seeks to do us harm into this country.”

When asked about the wall, Lopez-Cantera said it would be “part of the equation,” combined with technology, the use of the eVerify system, and other safeguards designed to keep illegal immigrants from getting a foothold.

A senior staffer with the Lopez-Cantera campaign said the candidate’s support for the wall, in concert with other safeguards, was consistent with his previous position.

However, if Lopez-Cantera has been voicing support for the Mexican border wall, evidence of it is scant on Google.

Lopez-Cantera’s opponents and critics will likely note his shift to a Trump-styled position on the wall as evidence of ideological opportunism. Meanwhile, his supporters likely will continue to say that even though his position seems to have evolved, it really hasn’t.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


One comment

  • El Mando

    May 3, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Oohh no,,not another asshole…….

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