The radical leftist mayor of Baltimore is facing criticism for her stated plan to use taxpayer money for sixty buses that will carry activists to the big anti-Trump gun control protest in Washington this month.
The March for Our Lives has been promoted as being organized by telegenic survivor David Hogg and other students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School but is really being put together by the same array of anti-Trump activist groups that have organized similar mass protests since the inauguration.
Hollywood stars and the media have been busily pimping the protest which is anything but grassroots.
Mayor Catherine Pugh who was behind the stealth removal of Confederate monuments from the city last year and has acted less as the elected head of a major city than a Black Lives Matter activist, will be doing her job to get as many bodies to D.C. as possible for the latest media spectacle.
BREAKING: Baltimore @MayorPugh50 says the city is organizing 60 free buses to send students to DC for the march against gun violence later this month. Says “let’s show Washington DC that Baltimore matters.” Wants 3,000 city students there. Will be providing lunches and t-shirts. pic.twitter.com/g4QIoS9baA
— Kevin Rector (@RectorSun) March 6, 2018
- Pugh said Tuesday that it would cost $100,000 to provide 60 buses, lunch and t-shirts for about 3,000 students. At a news conference on Wednesday the mayor said she wanted “to get as much private dollars as we can” and asked if public money would be used said: “We’ll cross that bridge if we get to it.”
- Pugh and Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young both said the organizers of the event contacted the city for help. Pugh said Wednesday that the organizers told officials they had contacted Baltimore leaders because “There needs to be more diversity there for the march.”
- March 24 is a Saturday so Pugh said that by supporting the march she is not encouraging students to miss a day of school.
Pugh told reporters that she thought it was important that the city support students who want their voices to be heard, especially because she thinks the kind of gun violence that most affects young people in Baltimore is often lost in national debates about gun control.
“While our conversation may be lost in this national debate, the pain and suffering our children are experiencing are still something that we need to address,” she said.
The organizers of the march could not be reached for comment.
Translation: Pugh is leeching onto the Parkland shootings as an opportunity to score political points.
One would think that a cash-strapped city with the second highest per capita murder rate in the United States (it exceeds freaking Chicago!) would be able to better utilize those funds for local crime prevention rather than yet another of the Resistance’s Potemkin Village protests.
If any city could be called a shithole, it would be Baltimore and unfortunately for citizens, their mayor has her priorities in the wrong places so improvements won’t be coming anytime soon.