Thousands show up for Elizabeth Warren in Ilhan Omar's state
Democratic Party's presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren appears before thousands of supporters with a 51-minute speech, tackling wealth tax and major changes to the immigration system should she win the seat. This took place Monday evening at Macalester College in St Paul, Ilhan Omar's home state.
This is her visit to Minnesota, just days before her Democratic party contender Bernie Sanders is scheduled to arrive. Their appearances signify that Democrats of fellow candidate Amy Klobuchar will play a big part in the March 2020 primary.
Instead of promoting her campaign even, Massachusetts senator did not take questions from the crowd. She instead told her life story once more that she believes is a push for change.
She made no mention of her apologies for her claims of Native heritage as she believes that it was a heartfelt statement that needed no recanting.
Warren told the crowds that she is committed to improving the connection between the government and the tribal nations. In her speech, she advocates the creation of a 2% tax law on the assets of Americans whose net worth are at least $50 million. Her calculation states that this tax will raise $2.75 trillion over 10 years and will be new revenue to provide free college for all students, forgiving student loan debt and more.
On the subject of immigration, Warren says she will expand options for people to enter the U.S. legally, providing citizenship even for those who come in illegally. She also will increase aid for Central American countries where most migrants come from.
Warren stayed for no more than two hours after ending her speech to take photos with her avid supporters whose line was longer than the length of a football field. Her campaign adds an additional event for 10:30 a.m Tuesday, wherein she will participate in a roundtable on criminal justice. This will take place in Minneapolis.