Chicago Mayor Says Suggests Sending Migrants to Sanctuary Cities is Racist

Democrat Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson suggested that Texas Governor Greg Abbot (D) is clinging to the Confederacy by sending migrants to sanctuary cities.

Speaking to CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” Johnson said, “But what we can’t have is a governor, in the state of Texas, acting the way he is acting. And quite frankly, the rogue buses that are being dropped off across this country in the middle of the night leaving people with no real support at all, no coordination with the local municipalities. That type of chaos is certainly dividing our country.”

“What is very clear is not only are we providing mental health-related services as well as vaccinations and health screenings and providing medical healthcare for these families when they arrive the moment they get off those buses, we are not seeing that same treatment at the border.”

“In other words, there’s no health screenings, no vaccinations, that process at the border is absolutely raggedy and reckless,” he continued. “But we cannot have a governor who decides that he’s going to cling to the vestiges of Jefferson Davis, when we should be pulling to the hopes and aspirations that were left by Frederick Douglass.“

Jefferson Davis was the president of the Confederacy.

“We have to have a coordinated response to this humanitarian crisis. We cannot allow chaos to dictate and to divide this country,” Johnson added.

Johnson previously blamed the migrant crisis on “right-wing extremism.”

“What we have seen is a raggedy form instituted by right-wing extremism. Everyone knows that the right-wing extremism in this country has targetted Democratically-ran cities and quite frankly, they’ve been very intentional about going after Democratically-ran cities that are led by people of color,” he said during a press conference.

He stated that “right-wing extremists’” motivation is to “create disruption and chaos because that’s what this particular party has been about. This is the same political party that did not want to accept that President Obama was actually an American. It’s the same Republican right-wing extremism that stormed the Capitol. It’s the same right-wing extremism that refuses to accept the results of the Civil War. It’s raggedy. It’s disrespectful it’s mean-spirited. It’s an unclean spirit, quite frankly.”

Last month, Chicago suburbs rejected busloads of immigrants that arrived from El Paso, Texas.

“It’s wrong to drop people on the street with nowhere to go,” Cicero town spokesman Ray Hanania said. “We think every community should do this to prevent this. They need to force the state to come up with a better plan for homeless people.”

“It shouldn’t be all these mayors fixing the problem,” Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson said. “It’s not our job. We’re not built to handle this. Hopefully, the federal government says, OK, let’s fix this problem.”