(INSIDE CALIFORNIA POLITICS) — Among the many candidates hoping to take Gov. Gavin Newsom’s job within the recall election this September is Caitlyn Jenner.
The previous Olympic athlete and self-described political outsider has by no means held workplace, however insist she’s the suitable individual for the job.
She sat down with Inside California Politics’ Frank Buckley this week for a wide-ranging interview.
The 71-year-old Jenner — who gained the lads’s Olympic decathlon in 1976 and a long time later grew to become a actuality TV star and got here out as a transgender lady — introduced her candidacy again in June in a written statement on Twitter.
“The ultimate resolution was two months in the past, three months in the past. I’m watching TV. I’m unhealthy insurance policies. Horrible outcomes, coming throughout these youngsters in cages. It simply reveals you what unhealthy insurance policies can do,” Jenner mentioned, describing when she determined to run for governor.
Jenner mentioned her immigration plan would contain a border wall.
“As governor, I’d end the wall on state land, the place you’ll be able to end the wall,” she mentioned. “I believe we’d like managed immigration on this state. We have to know the individuals which are coming into this state.”
One other concern Jenner goals to deal with is California’s homeless disaster.
“We’ve to offer some place for these individuals to go, whether or not it’s an open area out in some place. Or if you happen to discover on the veteran’s facility, there’s these massive open fields and quite a lot of locations there,” Jenner mentioned.
Operating towards not solely Gov. Newsom, however different Republicans like John Cox, Kevin Faulconer and Doug Ose, Jenner is drawing on her experience as an underdog on the 1976 Summer time Olympics in Montreal.
“I went up towards the Soviet Union, the best athletic machine on the earth. And all by my little lonesome in San Jose, California, and beat them,” she mentioned. “This time I need to go to Sacramento, tackle a academics union, and I need to win in your youngsters. So there’s quite a lot of combat nonetheless left to me.”
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