At first, I was just sourly amused at this bit of hypocrisy wafting out from Martin O’Malley. But then I kept reading.
Martin O’Malley says that deporting the children detained at the border would be sending them to “certain death” — but he also urged the White House not to send them to a facility in his own state.
Hours after the Maryland governor and prospective 2016 presidential candidate became the most prominent Democrat to criticize the White House on the issue, Domestic Policy Director Cecilia Muñoz called O’Malley to complain.
But before they hung up, O’Malley told Muñoz not to send any of the children to the facility in Westminster, Md., that the White House was looking at. It’s a conservative part of the state, he warned. The children were at risk of getting harassed, or worse, he said.
Bolding mine. Yes, that’s right: Martin O’Malley accused voters in his own state of being willing and ready to hurt children. Politico primly went on to note that this uniquely offensive stance of O’Malley ‘inflamed tensions’ between him and the Obama administration, and on this one I’m firmly on the side of the Obama administration. It should have inflamed tensions. Frankly, if a White House official had responded by punching Martin O’Malley in the nose my only response would have been a dry sort of disapproval at the fisticuffs – and the clinical observation that you should never hit a man in the head with your fist; you can seriously damage your hand that way.
And this …person …is the Democrats’ Plan B for 2016? This guy is the cream of the governor crop? Can’t wait, if true.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Thank God for term limits.