Steve Bullock says ‘no’ to providing health care for undocumented immigrants

Bullock talks healthcare, immigration, and the second set of Democratic debates.

July 10, 2019, 6:57 PM

A defining moment of the second night of the first Democratic presidential debates was when every candidate raised their hand in favor of guaranteeing health care to undocumented immigrants.

When Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who did not qualify for the first debate, was asked whether he supports the same, he said, “No. I think we need to do comprehensive immigration reform.”

“A lot of the immigration crisis that we're facing right now is a crisis of this administration's making. The idea of ripping families apart or getting rid of protections for dreamers,” he told ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and ABC News Deputy Political Director MaryAlice Parks on the ‘Powerhouse Politics’ podcast Wednesday. “I would work on fixing that and immigration reform rather than just throwing health insurance for everybody that's undocumented in this country.”

“I am excited that I have qualified for that second debate. Look forward to being on the stage.”

Powerhouse Politics podcast is a weekly program that posts every Wednesday, and includes headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Powerhouse Politics podcast is hosted by ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein.

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