Less than two weeks after unanimously voting to be on the right side of history, late Wednesday night Lansing, Michigan’s city council reconvened to reverse their vote echoing an executive order by mayor Virg Bernero upon the demand of the local Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
To the shock of everyone with a soul and a conscience, several city counselors have caved to xenophobic business interests to defy their own vote, as well as the predominant will of the people.
The Chamber via email cited “concern” that our president would punish sanctuary cities by withholding federal funding. But anyone with a brain knows this is an empty threat. Trump’s already DOA budget is going nowhere with funding missing for local jurisdictions. Congressional reps will never vote for a budget that will punish their districts. Threats to cut federal aid to city law enforcement made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions have also been debuffed as meritless.