Gary Johnson

Johnson on GOP Immigration Policy: "It Borders on Racist"

The Libertarian Party presidential nominee attacks the GOP immigration policy proposal


TAMPA — After successfully navigating multiple security checkpoints, including the actual TSA security line inside the Tampa Convention Center, in order to get a free coffee from the Google press lounge, I immediately left the convention center Monday and walked back through the heavily guarded security zone out to desolate, windy, humid downtown Tampa, currently patrolled by helicopters, National Guard, local cops made up to look like national guardsmen, and probably death drones. I was meeting up with Libertarian Party candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who was spending a portion of the afternoon holding court at a local coffee shop, across the street from a closed-down record store. I compared it, when I met Johnson, to a country under military occupation. He called it "the future of America." (He probably meant with the heavily militarized police force, invisible "free speech" zones and death drones and so forth, though it also applies to the closed-down record store.)