In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Senator Bill Nelson who claims to be one of the nations most independent senators, is distancing himself from some of the progressive positions of Democratic party nominee Andrew Gillum.
In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Nelson staked out more moderate positions than those being advocated by Gillum.
On Gillum’s position to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Nelson said , “I don’t want to abolish ICE. I want to abolish Trump. ICE is merely the administrative agency. It’s the policies in that agency that is problem.”
On Gillum’s support for Medicare for all, rather than endorse the policy proscription, Nelson said, “I’ve got enough trouble just trying to save Obamacare. I’m into results.”
On Gillum’s proposal for a $15 minimum wage, Nelson said, “I have supported a $12 minimum wage, but I am certainly open to suggesting anything that will improve the lot of the average working man.”
In addition, Neslon is not on board with Gillum’s proposal to legalize marijuana or Gillum’s desire to impeach President Trump.