The people of New York City voted by and large to re-elect Mayor Bill De Blasio.
It was a bad move for the city and the nation.
After Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to sanctuary cities threatening subpoenas, De Blasio threw an epic temper tantrum and refused to attend a meeting at the White House.
President Trump is hosting 100 US mayors at the White House to discus the administration’s infrastructure plans. Correction: make that 99 mayors. NYC’s Grand Poobah Bill de Blasio will not be attending this meeting. It’s not so much that he hates infrastructure as it is that he thinks Trump’s efforts to enforce existing immigration laws are racist. I have news for de Blasio, nobody really wanted to be around him anyways. The man is positively insufferable and definitely not a fun guy to chat with at a cocktail party.
More via Fox News:
The Justice Department on Wednesday threatened to subpoena 23 jurisdictions if they don’t turn over information about their “sanctuary” policies — triggering a backlash from mayors across the country who pulled out of a White House meeting.
In letters to New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and other jurisdictions, the Justice Department demanded records relating to whether these localities are “unlawfully restricting information sharing by law enforcement officers with federal immigration authorities.”
“I continue to urge all jurisdictions under review to reconsider policies that place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities defies common sense and undermines the rule of law.”
The letter drew a fiery response from several Democratic mayors — including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio — who said they would boycott a planned working session with the president at the White House on Wednesday.
I will NOT be attending today’s meeting at the White House after @realDonaldTrump’s Department of Justice decided to renew their racist assault on our immigrant communities. It doesn’t make us safer and it violates America’s core values.
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 24, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 24, 2018
This is foolishness. Trump does not see color and his policies have shown that.
Get it together, Bill!
H/T: Right Scoop