Maryland Gov Rejects Border Kids, But Not for the Reason You Probably Think

Only Martin O’Malley — well, him and most prog Democrats — could manage to turn Obama’s border disaster into an opportunity to insult their own constituents.


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.

O’Malley’s problem with having his state take on the illegal kids is not the burden they will pose on his state’s taxpayers. He doesn’t voice a problem with the Obama policies that have cruelly attracted those kids to cross. He still wants Maryland to take some of the kids, in fact.

O’Malley’s problem with taking on the kids is based on his low opinion of his own state’s taxpayers.


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