Baltimore Mayor and Laura Ingraham Clash Over Gun Protests: ‘Get Your Facts Straight, Love’
On Wednesday night, Laura Ingraham had a contentious interview with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh over her plans to attend the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C.
Pugh announced yesterday that she will be taking 60 buses full of students from her city to the D.C. because she wanted their voices “to be heard.” Ingraham began her conversation with the Baltimore mayor by noting the funding of this protest, which involves taxpayer money. Pugh replied by stating that money would also be provided by the private sector and donors.
Ingraham then invoked statistics from Baltimore’s education system, which included a 10-year low in enrollment, a $130 million deficit for 2018, and 115 personnel layoffs. But Pugh immediately pushed back, saying that she doesn’t know how that has to do with this protest.
“You’re funding buses, in part, to go down to Washington, and yet you have a budget deficit–” Ingraham said.
“You need to get your facts straight, love,” Pugh shot back. “I don’t know whether you’re trying to become the communications director for the Trump administration–”
“I don’t know why you’re getting personal, mayor,” Ingraham responded.
Pugh insisted that they were “providing assistance” to young people to get to D.C. “safely,” which caused Ingraham to ask “Why is that your job?” as the mayor to “assist student activists” and that if she was going to do that for the March for Life next January. Pugh responded by saying pro-life activists never reached out to her like these students have.
“We’re getting teachers laid off, personnel laid off, and you’re shuttling students down to a rally!” Ingraham exclaimed. “That does not seem to make sense!”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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