Speaking after his appearance at the Hispanic Leadership Network‘s New Mexico conference, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal answered questions from reporters. He was asked why the children of immigrants might be interested in joining the Republican Party. Drawing from his own experience, as a child of Indian immigrants, Jindal explained why he decided to join the GOP and go into politics.
He said “The conservative policies that define the Republican Party, its emphasis on personal freedom, on liberty, on making sure everybody has the opportunity to succeed, are exactly the same values my parents taught me. My dad taught me to love this country and be grateful for its’ opportunities.He knew, he lived somewhere else, he knew not to take those freedoms for granted…” Click on the video to hear his full remarks.
Governor Jindal is the first Indian-American governor in the country.