Et Tu, Jared Polis?

Source: The American Prospect
by Gabrielle Gurley

“When Mayors Eric Adams of New York and Lori Lightfoot of Chicago looked up from their incoming migrant busing emergency reports, they probably did not expect to see a Democratic governor performing political stunts. The mayors had asked the governor not to send people to their overtaxed cities before he did just that. For his part, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis explained that the crippling December winter storms hindered the state’s ability to handle the asylum seekers who’d turned up in Colorado wanting to move on to New York or Chicago. … After his 15 minutes of a national blame-shame game, Polis backed off. Polis’s decision to latch onto Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida’s use of transportation schemes to relieve a migrant problem only made a bad situation worse in the targeted cities.” (01/13/23)