“On the California / Mexico border assembly with our border patrol brokers,” Jenner, a actuality TV star and former Olympian, tweeted Friday. “As governor I’ll guarantee all of our legislation enforcement and border patrol wants are met. We have to safe our border and I’m so grateful for the women and men that threat their lives right here on a regular basis.”
Jenner is one in all quite a few Republicans hoping to exchange incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, in a recall election later this 12 months. On Friday, Jenner toured the Otay Mesa Port of Entry with border authorities – one month earlier than voters head to the polls.
“We’d like, as Californians to – backside line – safe this border, no matter it takes,” Jenner mentioned, in response to FOX 5 of San Diego.
Jenner returned to the U.S. from Australia final weekend the place she was reportedly filming a actuality present. She was in Los Angeles on Thursday speaking about homelessness, FOX 5 reported.
Conservative discuss present host Larry Elder seems to be the frontrunner within the race to oust Newsom from workplace, with assist from round 34% of voters, in response to polls, whereas Jenner trails far behind at about 12%.
Jenner mentioned she isn’t deterred.
“I’ve been in races all my life – gained plenty of races,” mentioned Jenner, who starred on the 1976 Summer season Olympics in Montreal. “I’m on this to win it and I understand how to win.”
Jenner mentioned Newsom had by no means been to the border whereas governor, though the Democrat reportedly met with San Diego leaders close to the San Ysidro Port of Entry quickly after he took workplace in March 2019 to debate border-related points.
“This border is so essential to our nation, to our state – that we management it,” Jenner mentioned throughout her go to, in response to FOX 5. “Borders do work. I’m 100% for authorized immigration, and I wish to see immigrants come to our nation. They’re an important a part of our society, they’re an important a part of our economic system and we have to shield that.”
In a video tweet she posted Friday, Jenner mentioned “we’ve to complete the wall.” The video additionally allegedly confirmed migrants making an attempt to cross the border. The migrants then reported themselves to frame authorities, in response to FOX 5.
The recall election will happen Sept. 14. Whoever will get probably the most votes to exchange Newsom will turn out to be governor if greater than 50% of voters say they need the Democrat faraway from workplace.
Different Republicans main the polls are businessman John Cox, who misplaced to Newsom in 2018; former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer; state Meeting Member Kevin Kiley and former U.S. Rep. Doug Ose.