PA-Sen: Fetterman Features Family in Immigration Web Ad (VIDEO)
Immigration is a personal issue for John Fetterman.
That’s the measure of the latest web ad from the Braddock Mayor and 2016 Democratic Senate candidate.
In the video, Fetterman highlights his Brazilian born wife and their third kids.
“I was asked, “your wife’s family broke the law what do you think of that’” Fetterman states at one point. “And I said, ‘well I’m so grateful that they did’. Because if they didn’t have the courage to take that step, I wouldn’t have the three beautiful children that I have today.”
The spot also calls out incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Toomey for his positions on immigration.
“Politicians like U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Ted Cruz are anti-immigration,” it states at the beginning of the video. “John Fetterman takes that personally.”
The campaign goes further along those lines in a statement accompanying the web ad.
“Right-wing politicians have sensationalized the current refugee crisis in the wake of the ISIS attacks in Paris, going so far as to demand the United States turn away those escaping unimaginable hardship and violence,” they write. “Mayor John knows this is the wrong response and it plays right into the terrorists’ playbook. We must stand up to ISIS by maintaining our American values and keeping our doors open. After all, as Mayor John notes in the video, at some point, we all came from a boat somewhere.”
Fetterman is running against former Congressman Joe Sestak and former Chief of Staff to Governor Wolf Katie McGinty in the 2016 Democratic Senate primary.