What's your stance on abortion?
I’m absolutely pro-life. I want money going to saving lives, not ending them. At the same time, I’m pro-women’s rights. A woman has a right to her body. That's a Constitutional right she has. A baby has a constitutional right to life. Somebody has tabled an argument where we’re arguing over two Constitutional rights. It's a no-win argument. It's simply made to divide us. And we’re letting it do that.
What are your thoughts on border security?
As a Marine and cop, my first instinct is to contain perimeters. I'm for a wall. We need to reduce the threat of drugs, violence, and sex trafficking within our communities. The only concern is cost; whether you’re dealing with a fixed barrier, technology, or patrols and personnel, it’s going to be expensive. A balanced and proper solution needs to be discussed and found.
How do you feel about illegal immigration?
I'm against illegal immigration, but I'm by all means, pro legal immigration. If we’re going to expand our economy, we need more workers. There should be a clear path to citizenship. For those who are here under temporary protective status (TPS) or who have been here for 20 years without committing a crime, there should be path to citizenship. Under current DACA and Dream Act standards, there isn't; they either have to leave or live in a state of flux, not knowing what's going to happen. We need a clear, legalized way for these individuals to lawfully apply to become a citizen.
Where do you stand on red flag law and gun control?
I'm against red flag laws; they encroach on the 14th amendment of due process and search and seizure laws. I want to protect the Constitution, and in that, protect the liberties of each and every person in our country. We don't need any new gun control laws; we need to enforce the ones we already have. We have to deal with the real threat at hand: the individual person and their mental well-being. A person wanting to do harm will do harm with or without a gun.