Ruth Kantrowitz (42), a Republican from Mequon, WI, immigrated to the U.S. from Israel in 1989 at age 13 when her family won the green card lottery. She calls herself a “very liberal conservative” who supports both abortion and gun rights. Kantrowitz carried twins for a New York gay couple. She voted twice for President Barack Obama, but says his presidency pushed her to become a Republican because of “handouts” and “immigrants living off tax dollars.”
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Do you think it’s possible for Democrats and Republicans to ever agree on the facts around the president’s actions?
I do not. We all live in our own reality.
Did the impeachment hearings change your views about whether the president should be impeached and removed from office?
No, I’ve always thought attempts to impeach were wasteful and futile.
Do you think the impeachment process hurts or improves Trump’s chances for re-election?
It improves his chances. His supporters feel the need to protect him now more than ever. The Democrats also seem more desperate and foolish and wasteful looking.
Anything else you’d like to share on the topic of impeachment?
I cry at the waste of my tax dollars.
Are truthfulness and honesty key qualities for you in deciding which presidential candidate to support?
Yes. I believe none of the candidates are honest in either party. I prefer rude honesty facing me than backstabbing smiling candidates.
Do you believe the candidate(s) you support are honest?
I believe Trump is more honest than the others.
What do you think about more candidates, such as former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, entering the Democratic race?
I think it’s entertaining to watch and that the party is so weak, it needs any actual potential it can find. I am very curious about Bloomberg.