Last Updated on September 19, 2019
Speaking on Fire Power on Thursday, Pete D’Abrosca discussed his run for Congress, AOC, and why he would shut down the borders.
D’Abrosca joined National File‘s Editor in Chief, Tom Pappert, and Will Johnson on Fire Power, and discussed his run in North Carolina’s 7th District, which was recently covered by the Daily Beast. “I loathe the political establishment, both left and right,” D’Abrosca said.
I’m not a big fan of the GOP at all, and I would consider myself to be more of a populist than a conservative as it’s defined today. I’m more of a Tucker Carlson Republican than anything. I live in a district where there is a current GOP incumbment – his name is David Rouzer and he’s the current chair of the House Anonymous Caucus, because you’ve never heard of him, and neither has anyone else. He’s one of these guys that just goes up there and collects the paycheck and never does any fighting on behalf of ordinary people and what we stand for.
He explained that the trigger for his primary challenge to Rouzer was the “whole discussion on red flag laws”:
We have these people in the GOP who are seriously considering implementing red flag laws, and I can’t think of anything that is a bigger infringement on your second amendment and due process rights. I’m looking at the GOP in NC and going “is anyone going to stand up for our rights here?” They’re all dead silent apart from our esteemed Senator Thom Tillis who is pro red flag laws! I thought maybe I should throw my hat in the ring and see what happens! This is a district that has a history of grassroots organisation for right leaning candidates and David Rouzer only won his primary in 2014 by 5700 votes so there’s a real opportunity here at the primary level to be the “conservative” answer to AOC.
Robinson asked him why he thought the GOP, who are supposed to be conservatives, are such big fans of red flag laws. “I think what it comes down to is just a lack of spine,” D’Abrosca said.
I think about this a lot. There is ample reason why the GOP would support open borders like they do: cheap labour being the number one reason. They’re lobbied by big businesses who’s bottom lines are affected by the cost of labour, so if they can import immigrants from the third world to work for cheaper, then that’s better than hiring Americans so that’s why the GOP has dragged its feet on closing the borders, but for guns, there’s no reason why they would go along with any leftist plan for gun control, other than the fact that they don’t have any spine, or any willingness to face the media and stand up for the 2nd amendment, so it’s time for us to say no, we will not accept your premise, we will not accept red flag laws, and go on the offence for once on guns instead of being on defence.
As much as he is a fan of the 2nd Amendment, D’Abrosca said that his real number one issue is immigration, and is calling for a moratorium on all immigration into the country:
I really believe that immigration is THE issue that relates to all the other issues that we have in this country. My plan, and I am the first federal congressional candidate to propose a plan like this, is to put a total moratorium on all immigration, legal and illegal, for a period of 10 years, while we can establish a system of immigration that works on the behalf of the American people. The analogy that I like to use is when the bathtub is overflowing, you don’t think about how you’re going to clean up this mess… what you do is you turn off the bathwater. I’m going to Congress and raise hell until the GOP closes the borders, as they’ve all promised to do.
D’Abrosca also discussed his unauthorised autobiography on Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, telling Pappert and Johnson that “where she says she grew up and how she says she grew up… is a campaign fabrication of sorts”:
It’s not unlike what a lot of candidates do [but] you don’t understand the breadth of how far she exaggerated, until you go there and realise that she didn’t grow up anywhere near NYC, and instead she grew up in this ethnically homogeneous upper-middle class white suburb, where everybody called her Sandy, and she didn’t experience any of this so-called “diversity” that she’s always preaching about. As far as I could find out, she never struggled like her constituents do in the Bronx. The other interesting thing was that I couldn’t even verify whether she lived in the Bronx after her graduation from college. She left “the Bronx” which was really upstate NY, outside of NYC, to go to Boston University and then she supposedly lived in the Parkchester Bronx flat… There was no evidence anyone could find of that other than a voter registration… Her neighbours didn’t know her and so forth. The whole backstory is kind of a lie, and that was really what I learned.”
When he went to her old “stomping grounds” in Yorktown Heights, he quizzed a few locals about her background:
I was in the Starbucks before I went to visit the house that she grew up in, and I was waiting for my coffee and there was a young girl, probably around my age, 25 or something, and I said “Hi, you know obviously AOC is from here, can you tell me about the overall sentiment about AOC in this town?” Without missing a beat, this girl looked at me and she said “Well AOC is just as white as the rest of us,” and it was a really telling moment. It was not a rehearsed answer, it was just off the top of her head. It was as if she was trying to convey to me that this chick is not who she says she is.
You can watch the interview in its entirety below: