Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot questioned Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s faith over bussing migrants from Texas at a press conference Sunday.
Mayor Lightfoot is attacking Texas instead of addressing the real cause of the border crisis: Joe Biden.
His inaction at our border is putting the lives of Texans at risk & is overwhelming our communities.
Texas is doing Biden’s job to secure the border.https://t.co/zsqU9e0hHd
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 5, 2022
“He professes to be a Christian,” Lightfoot said, according to Fox News. “This is not the Christianity and the teachings of the Bible that I know. And I think religious leaders all across the country are standing up and denouncing exactly this.” Abbott’s press secretary Renae Eze responded saying that “attacking the Governor’s commitment to his faith is a pathetic political ploy to change the conversation away from Mayor Lightfoot’s unwillingness to uphold her city’s self-declared sanctuary status.”
“Instead of lowly personal attacks on the governor and complaining about a few dozen migrants being bused into her sanctuary city, Mayor Lightfoot should call on President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border – something the President continues failing to do,” Eze added, according to Fox News.
“I think it’s decidedly unpatriotic and un-American,” Lightfoot said, according to the outlet. “I understand the pressures that the people of Texas and some of the other border states are under. We see that on a daily basis. But the thing to do is not this. This is creating a human crisis. And treating people without dignity, without respect, it’s not who we are as Americans.” (RELATED: The Biden Admin Is Paying To Bus Illegal Migrants To New York City)