CNN's Candy Crowley gives the mayor of Murrieta, CA a huge pass for his part in whipping up the wingnuts who were out there screaming at the women and children fleeing Central America that were turned away from his town last week.
July 6, 2014

During an interview on CNN this Sunday which featured blue dog Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar and the Mayor of Murrieta, CA, Alan Long, State of the Union host Candy Crowley gave the mayor a huge pass for his part in helping to whip up the wingnuts who were protesting in his town.

Long did his best to try to distance himself from what happened and instead blamed the protests on people from out of town, his police force being unprepared for the number of protesters, the border patrol and anyone else he could think of, as long as it wasn't himself. Crowley was more than happy to play along and completely ignore his responsibility for what happened.

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Mayor Alan Long distanced himself from the protests, explaining that the majority of protesters came from out of town and that police were not prepared for the volume of demonstrators.

"The world showed up on our doorstep," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Long said that the police were not equipped to deal with the protesters, and they were not able to bring in back-up before Border Patrol rerouted the buses. He said the plan the entire time was to "provide safety for everyone."

He did however, voice his opinion on the conditions these migrants deal with in detention centers.

"What we object to, is we object to inhumane facilities," he said. "Those are jail cells."

CNN host Candy Crowley pressed the mayor on how the town would handle additional buses with migrant families.

"I guarantee you, if a bus were to arrive at the Murietta border patrol and those aliens were here, you would see that we would treat them with compassion. And the unfortunate part is that never occurred. This is a democracy, for whatever reason, the bus was turned around," Long said. "I can’t speak for the rest of the world that showed up on our doorsteps."

He was happy to participate in their race baiting until he got egg all over his face.


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