A liberal California mayor is literally begging the Trump administration to arrest her! Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, California, defied all logic and reason on Wednesday when she stated that she would happily go to jail to prevent ICE raids in her city.
“It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” said Mayor Schaaf, referring to President Donald Trump. “We’re very clear that our values are to protect all of our residents regardless of where we come from. We want to protect families, not tear them apart.”
Check it out per the local CBS affiliate:
Schaaf’s remarks came on a day when rumors were swirling that ICE planned to launch a series of Bay Area raids — arresting as many as 1,500 illegal aliens — because California has become a Sanctuary State and several communities have adopted Sanctuary City policies.
“We are exercising our legal right to be a Sanctuary City and to protect our residents,” Schaaf told KPIX 5 of her opposition to ICE raids. “The fact that the federal government is suggesting that it is actively retaliating against jurisdictions that are exercising their right to have sanctuary policies — that is what is illegal.”
When asked if she were willing to go to jail to defend those policies, Schaaf answered emphatically “Yes!”
“The level of fear and anxiety in this community is at unconscionable levels,” Schaaf went on to say. “The important thing for people to know is that we have a 24/7 rapid response hotline which is partially funded by the city, the county and philanthropy. We are here to protect our residents.”
“We will not have a presence, we will not do anything to suggest that we condone ICE raids in Oakland,” she said.
All of this hoopla comes on the heels of ICE Director Holman making statements to the effect that “sanctuary city” politicians will be held criminally responsible for their dereliction of duty.
Check it out, per The Hill:
Homan said the Department of Justice needs “to file charges against the sanctuary cities” and “hold back their funding.”
Homan, who was announced in December as President Trump’s pick to permanently run the agency, went on to say that politicians enforcing sanctuary city policies need to be held “personally accountable.”
“We gotta take [sanctuary cities] to court, and we gotta start charging some of these politicians with crimes,” he said.
Let’s see how far your “brotherhood of man” liberal mentality lasts when you are sitting in a California jail with gangbangers, thugs, and prostitutes. You want to break the law, there’s a place for you!