Spotted: Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson at the DNC

Written by Michael Sol Warren

By Michael Sol Warren
BU News Service

BU News Service caught up with Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president. Here’s what he had to say.

BU News Service: How do you feel about your chances to qualify for the debates?

GJ: I feel good about the chances. We’re going to launch a campaign [called] “15 by the 15th”, and I think there’s a good opportunity it really will happen.

BUNS: What states do you think you’ll perform the strongest in?

GJ: Well, we wouldn’t be doing it if there weren’t the opportunity to win. So, if we get to 20 percent in the polls, which I think is very possible and I’m now talking about before the debates, but if we’re in that range before the debates anything is possible. Anything is possible.

BUNS: You were the governor of a border state. What is your immigration policy?

GJ: We should make it as easy as possible for somebody that wants to come into this country and work to get a work visa.

BUNS: One more, what do you think about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn President Obama’s immigration reforms?

GJ: Well I agreed with President Obama’s call from an administrative standpoint, doing what he did. A great untold story is that he’s broken up two million families by deporting heads of household. So he’s deported many, many, two million, Mexican immigrants. And that is something that I would not want to be doing. So Congress needs to actually address this. That’s the Supreme Court decision. This is front and center, and I will be a voice to do this rationally. To do this in a way that benefits all of us, which is to promote immigration. Immigration is a good thing.

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