nearvideo-Julian Castro: What you need to know
Here are some facts you may not know about the former Secretary of housing and urban development Julian Castro.
Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro is taking aim at fellow Democrats in the house of representatives to vote against a resolution on the introduction of indictment against the Republican President trump.
Castro, the can was call in April, the first democratic White house contender, for the trump card for the prosecution, told Fox News “I understand the concerns, which do not support some of the Democrats who have chosen to, but I think it’s a mistake not to go forward.”
HOUSE VOTES TO KILL TRUMP IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION
The former San Antonio, Texas, mayor, who later served as Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama, was interviewed a day after the house voted 332-95 table an impeachment resolution introduced by Rep. Al Green, Texas.
A hundred and thirty-seven Democrats joined all of the 94 Republican President in the launch of the resolution. Under the Democrats the measure of Castro’s brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas was supported.
The drive for the charge over several months, to stand was opposed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and other top Democrats, the fear that it would force vulnerable swing-district lawmakers at risk, the projection to next year’s congressional elections.
But Castro was of a different opinion.
“I think it is a mistake, both substantively and politically,” he argued. “The content of his actions is absolutely merit process as impeachment.”
And he warned against the risk that “politically, you are, by giving him a clean bill of political health, because he can not turn over in the autumn of 2020 and say, ‘See, you didn’t accuse me because I did nothing wrong.'”
Castro, the only Latino candidate to run for President, the Problem of illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign. And he criticized the trump administration in dealing with illegal migrants in detention centres.
FOX NEWS COVERAGE OF PROTESTS ON THE ICE FACILITIES
In recent weeks, there have been a string of demonstrations in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities, while the protesters demanded the resolution of the ICE-and an end to the overcrowded detention centers along the southern border.
Although he supported the demonstrations, Castro said, any use of force need active outbreaks during such protests “absolutely” to stop. “I condemn all violence, and my hope is that everyone will have their voice in a way that is peaceful and productive.”
Asked about his campaign, Castro said that he capital, as the bump in fundraising to beef up staff at its headquarters and in the early voting primary and caucus States.
The candidate gave his White house bid, a big boost, with what many experts called a breakout performance in the first round of the democratic nomination debates in the last month.
Castro brought in $ 2.8 million in the April-June second quarter, triple, nearly triple the $1.1 million, increased in the first three months. Almost half of his second quarter haul came four days after his 26. June-debate performance.
Castro is also getting ready for the second round of the debate, which will take place later this month in Detroit. He sees the showdowns – you have watched by millions of Americans – as a way to increase his visibility among voters: “I’m going to hold on to, to introduce myself to the American people. My name ID to become much better after the first debate, but I still have some work to do. So I will continue the formulation of a positive vision for the future of America, and I am confident that people are going to react.”
Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report