Caitlyn Jenner in Politico.com


On Homeland Security: Opposed serving in Vietnam: failed physical despite Olympics

Jenner also discussed the Vietnam War. Jenner wasn't opposed on principle. Just didn't want to serve. "I never involved myself in the protests against the war," Jenner said. "I ran in the Olympic Games in '72 and two weeks later I flunked my physical."

"I got out because I had a bad knee. Running didn't bother it at all, and walking was no problem, but marching killed my knee, so I couldn't go in. I could run in the Olympic Games, and high jump and stuff, but God, marching..."

Source: Politico.com on 2021 CA recall race Jun 4, 2021

On Principles & Values: Olympics win not because our system better than any other

[On the Olympics]: "I didn't win the gold medal for the United States. I won it for myself. Living in the United States gave me a great opportunity to grow up and do with my life what I wanted, and I went with it. The government wasn't paying me. The Olympic committee didn't help. I did it all on my own. That medal is significant because of what I accomplished. It wasn't because our system is better than any other in the world. . The medal's in my house, not the White House."
Source: Politico.com on 2021 CA recall race Jun 4, 2021

On Immigration: For a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

Jenner told Sean Hannity that she supports Trump's wall along the southern border. But she also hinted that she sympathizes with undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. Asked if California's 1.75 million undocumented immigrants should have a path to citizenship, Jenner told CNN, "I would hope so.'' Saying she is "for legal immigration," Jenner added she was inspired to run for governor by some of the current upheaval on the border, which she said included "kids in cages."
Source: Politico.com on 2021 CA recall race May 10, 2021

On Immigration: Would try to repeal California's sanctuary state status

[On the Mexican border]: "I am for LEGAL immigration. I strongly support the wall and I oppose open borders," she tweeted. "As Gov, I will end CA being a sanctuary state and I would see violent criminals deported immediately." Jenner did not address the fact that as governor, she would have limited power over the issue, since California's sanctuary state status is the result of legislation that has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Governors do not have the power to unilaterally repeal laws.
Source: Politico.com on 2021 CA recall race May 10, 2021

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