Richard Ojeda, an army veteran and state senator, has been branded as “JFK, with tattoos and banking,” has caught the attention, after the revelation that he has voted in favour of Trump, the 2016 presidential elections.
(Ojeda for Congress)
A Democrat seeking a U.S. house seat in deep-red West Virginia bills itself as “trump-Democrat”, although he claimed that the President was “not yet ready for s—,” provides a path to citizenship for illegal immgrants and opposes a border wall.
Richard Ojeda, an army veteran and state senator, has been branded as “JFK, with tattoos and a Bank,” first of all, attention is captured is revealed that he has voted in favour of Trump, the 2016 presidential elections.
He is now running against Republican incumbent Carol Miller in West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District, the President Trump won by almost 50 points in the 2016 presidential elections.
I support coal! I support actually the miners!
— Richard N. Ojeda, II (@Ojeda4congress) July 15, 2018
However, a poll conducted in June shows that Ojeda, the message of populism –including support for the coal industry and the hope is that Trump, a successful President – has resonated with potential voters, putting him in a 6-point lead over Miller.
But in spite of his claims that he wants Trump to be a successful President, Ojeda has a variety of anti-Trump comments in the past, and criticized the White house agenda.
“He didn’t do it, s—,” Ojeda told Politico about Trump, regret, that supported the Republican presidential candidate. “It’s a friggin’ circus for a solid year,” he continued to demand that Trump had not changed anything for the people.
“Everything he has done is shown that he takes care of the daggone people, which he has adopted to get rid of,” added Ojeda.
He repeated his criticism in an interview with the left-wing Mother Jones magazine, said the administration was “circus” and called Trump “turn off your cell phone” and “stop tweeting and the fight with Rosie O’donnell.”
Thank you. I think if we really begin to listen to the areas that supported Trump, then we can perhaps begin to share in this city again.
— Richard N. Ojeda, II (@Ojeda4congress) 9. January 2018
“President, we need this. I don’t want him to fail, I don’t want him to fail, because he is our President,” he continued. “He controls the plane, we all. But, Geez, this is just brutal. And every day there is something new that comes. It seems like it is pushing us closer to a war with another country. And that’s, that’s diplomacy. We need to be smarter than that.”
But Ojeda is opposition to the President may be the least of his worries, as he came out in support of the policies embraced by the left Democrats.
During a Facebook live stream last year, Ojeda read a comment from a viewer who said that the United States should, according to veterans before illegal immigrants.
“Most of them are already here. You have not broken the law, let them become citizens.”
– Richard Ojeda
Ojeda said, “We can do both … it’s so, we don’t have storms, millions of them, it happens,” adding that “most of them are already here. You have not broken the law, let them become citizens.”
As well as allowing a path to citizenship, Ojeda came out against the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. In an interview with the “far-left-Young-Turks-channel, said he, while he to strengthen the US borders wants to, so is he”, think that really means, inevitably, a wall from one side to the other.”
The candidate has also flip-Flop the time, he began to run for the U.S. Congress on his views in terms of whether illegal immigrants use the welfare system.
“When you hear that illegal aliens are getting benefits and you have starving people here, and you can’t, it’s just a slap in the face,” Ojeda, of the magazine the New Yorker told in the year 2016. To talk “when you start it, the refugees, and if you get here, you get medical and dental, and you come up with some means — what do we get?”
He added: “if the people hear say Donald Trump, we take the benefits away from the people who come here illegally and give them to the people, the work, which sounds pretty good.”
About a year later, Ojeda dismissed suggestions that illegal immigrants have access to a social network, calling it a “myth.”
“Yes, most of the immigrants do not receive food stamps or social assistance. This is a myth, ladies and gentlemen,” Ojeda said on Facebook. “If you are in this country, for the most part, and they are not here legally, you are trying to get through it? Guess what? You to not get to you.”
The campaign for Ojeda does not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.