California Governor Jerry Brown says Trump “going to war” with state
California Governor Jerry Brown struck back at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday after the Federal Government filed suit against California’s stance on immigration laws.
In a press conference in Sacramento Brown said that Sessions was catering to Trump and his conservative base.
“This is really unprecedented for the chief law enforcement officer of the United States to come out to California and act more like Fox News than a law enforcement officer. This is a political stunt,” Brown said. “We know the Trump administration is full of liars. They’ve pled guilty already to the special counsel.”
“This is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy. It’s not wise, it’s not right, and it will not stand,” Brown said.
The lawsuit targets three California laws protecting illegals. The first one employers to give employees notice of ICE raids, absurd. The second allows California’s Department of Justice to inspect federal detention facilities where illegals are held. The third prevents state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal officials in the transfer of illegals to detention facilities again absurd.
In court documents filed in the Eastern District of California, the Department of Justice says those three laws “have the purpose and effect of making it more difficult for federal immigration officers to carry out their responsibilities in California.”
“California is using every power it has, and some it doesn’t, to frustrate federal law enforcement,” Sessions told the gathering of officers in Sacramento. “So you can be sure I’m going to use every power I have to stop them.”
Jeff Sessions suggested California was trying to nullify federal law much the same as Chicago, New Orleans and other Sanctuary cities.
“There is no nullification. There is no secession. Federal law is the supreme law of the land. I would invite any doubters to go to Gettysburg, to the tombstones of John C. Calhoun and Abraham Lincoln. This matter has been settled,” Sessions said.
Brown said that Sessions speech was “unbecoming” of the nations chief law enforcement officer and that Sessions was trying to get back in the good graces of President Trump.
“I assume, and this is pure speculation, that Jeff thinks that Donald will be happy with him,” Brown said. “Let’s face it, the Trump White House is under siege. [Special counsel Robert] Mueller is closing in. There are more indictments to come.”
The California Governor added a parting shot saying he felt the lawsuit “would last longer than the Trump presidency.”