Lena Epstein Challenges Bob Young on Sanctuary Cities

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lena Epstein just released a video called “Tough talk. Tough action.” where she took a very strong stance on illegal immigration.

The video states, “Illegal Immigration drives down wages, and kills Michigan jobs. Lena Epstein opposes sanctuary cities, and supports cutting funding to cities that don’t uphold our immigration laws. Lena Epstein believes in the rule of law, and will protect all Americans, including those who follow the legal pathway to citizenship.”

Epstein says that she “unapologetically supports President Donald Trump, and will defund sanctuary cities and work to build the wall.”

The Detroit News reported that Epstein has already challenged potential Republican candidate Bob Young, before he’s officially announced that he’s running. 

Young, the former Michigan Supreme Court Justice, is expected to announce his candidacy soon, but has not yet done so.

“I challenge Justice Young to clarify where he stands on these critical issues,” Epstein said in her statement released with the video.

Epstein also alluded to Young not being the type of candidate citizens are looking for, since he’s carved out much of his career as an elected official, like Democratic opponent Debbie Stabenow.

“Debbie Stabenow and Bob Young combine 65 years in elective office. Voters are looking for outsiders — real world business leaders — job creators with firsthand perspective into the ways federal government has underserved American citizens and businesses for far too long.”

Many conservatives and supporters of Donald Trump in Michigan agree with this sentiment. Even political pundit Bill Ballenger came out early in saying the former Trump co-chair could be Stabenow’s toughest opponent to date.

“She’s a skilled public speaker, and she’s an outsider who can lambaste ‘The System’ and Stabenow’s role in it,” Bill Ballenger said to MIRS News. “Epstein takes any gender issue off the table. She has the potential to be the toughest Republican Stabenow has ever faced in her 42-year career in elective office.”

Epstein has shown voters early she’s willing to take Debbie Stabenow and liberal Democrats head on. She recently called for Stabenow to match the Michigan Democratic Party’s $500,000 fine for illegal campaign activity that helped elect her, with a charitable contribution of the same amount.

She’s now standing strong with President Trump and his immigration plan, one of the top issues liberals and Democrats have been speaking out against and protesting since Trump announced his candidacy for president two years ago.