Seattle Mayor Ed Murray talked recently about the anger Democrats are feeling these days and “ways to deal with it.”
Speaking with Politico’s “Off Message” podcast about his background as an AIDS activist in the early 1980s, Murray said, “This is a really angry time. And anger is really important. I can remember being young, at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the protests we did and the anger that existed.”
Murray went on to say, “But eventually, anger has to be attached to a strategy. And protesting is very important because it’s one expression of anger. We really do need to get on with what are the strategies we want to see, what are the things that we want to actually accomplish?”
The mayor claimed that he thinks President Trump might be “America’s first authoritarian administration,” adding, “The resistance, in general, I think, needs to get really focused on deliverables … on very concrete deliverables. If we’re talking about immigration, I think we know what the deliverable is — we need to reform our immigration policy, in general.”
He gave race-baiting as one example. “If we’re talking about race, let’s talk about race and let’s get really concrete. What are the things that we need to have happen? And, stay focused on that.”
According to reports out Monday, the city of Seattle sued the Trump administration last month “to clarify an executive order signed by President Trump that would end funding to so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration officials.”
The suit wants a federal district court judge to state that Seattle is acting in accordance with federal law. “It also asks the judge to declare that Trump’s order is an unconstitutional violation of the 10th Amendment by attempting to force the city to enforce federal immigration law.”
H/T: The Hill
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