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April 8, 2019

Bishop Garrison on MSNBC, Americans want fresh ideas for 2020

By Rainey Center

Rainey Center’s co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, appeared on MSNBC last week with Brian Darling of Liberty Government Affairs to discuss the Democratic contenders for the 2020 Presidential race.

The conversation began around the topic of Beto O’Rourke's statements calling for empathy for undocumented immigrants, just hours after Trump threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border. Garrison began his comments, saying, “we need to have empathy in everything we do… If we’re going to speak to the traditional values of what it means to be American, we need to ensure that [empathy] is reflected in the policy and law that we provide for our nation and governance.”

Reacting the idea of a Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke ticket, which some commentators have said would give Democrats their best odds, Garrison says that Americans want “fresh ideas” and younger individuals from “a new generation of political thought and political leadership.” However, established candidates such as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, still enjoy the advantage of name recognition.

Garrison concluded, saying, “there are a lot of opportunities for vibrant young leaders to show the American people who they are moving forward.”

Watch the full segment here:


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