CYNTHIA NIXON CALLS TO ABOLISH ICE ON THE VIEW
Cynthia Nixon On The View
New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon weighs in on Trump signing an executive order to keep migrant families together: "I am glad he has signed this executive order against himself, protecting them from him. I wish he would sign some more executive orders protecting us from him."
She calls to abolish ICE, saying the federal agency has "strayed so far from the interests of the American people and the interests of humanity — we need to abolish it."
She reacts the press' difficulties getting access to child detention centers, and compares it to coverage of the Vietnam War: "When you show people what's really happening, and the brutality and the injustice ... it's very hard to defend this kind of a policy."
"The problems that we have start at the top," she says of why she's running for governor, and discusses taking on Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "We're a Democratic state here ... but we've got a governor who hands over power to the Republicans and who has governed like a Republican."
Nixon shares her plan for education reform, saying "we need to invest in schools, not jails!"
Her plan includes fully funding K-12 education "without regard to the zip code, the property values in those areas and the skin color of the children who attend those schools."
Nixon talks the role her Sex and the City fame plays in her candidacy: "If the comparison is to Donald Trump, there's almost no overlap... I don't think celebrity is necessarily a bad thing in politics — it gives you a platform and it depends on what you do with that platform!"
She responds to those calling her qualifications into question: "When women run for office, celebrity or not, immediately their qualifications ... their motivations are questioned."
"We see women running for office across this country because they believe what I believe," she says. "If you really wanna bring change, we have to be the ones who are gonna bring it!"
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