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Lashing Libby

What it sounds like when the hard right loses its collective mind.


President Donald Trump
“What the mayor of Oakland did the other day was a disgrace, where they had close to 1,000 people ready to be gotten, ready to be taken off the streets, and the mayor of Oakland went out—and she went out and warned them all: ‘Scatter.’”

Vice President Mike Pence
“She’s setting aside her oath of office to uphold the laws of the land, the rule of law.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions
“Here’s my message to Mayor Schaaf: How dare you. How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement just to promote your radical open-borders agenda.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders
“It’s outrageous that a mayor would circumvent federal authorities and certainly put them in danger by making a move such as that.”

ICE acting director Thomas HoMan
“What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling, ‘Police!’ when a police cruiser comes into the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community. This is beyond the pale.”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson
“Democrats aren’t simply the pro-immigration party, they’re now the anti-border party, opposed to citizenship itself. They don’t want the border secured. They oppose the deportation of anyone, under any circumstances, even after criminal offenses.”

Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren
“Your job is to represent the legal residents of Oakland. Your job is to put their interests above those who have no legal right to be here. Your job is to protect your community. And with this little stunt, you’ve proven you could not care less.”

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh
“Mayor Libby Schaaf is a disgrace to her office. But make no mistake, to her fellow lawless Democrats, she is a hero.”

Fox News host Laura Ingraham
“California, the way you see this playing out, is almost acting like it’s a separate country altogether, not a separate state.”


Originally published in the June issue of San Francisco

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