Democrat long shot presidential candidate and former Maryland governor, Martin Omally has come out defending the controversial status of a “sanctuary city”. He did so in a statement on Friday, in Spanish.
H/T: Daily Caller
“It’s lamentable that the senseless and tragic act of violence that occurred in San Francisco is prompting a rush to judgment and finger pointing: we can and should do better,”
In a democrat field that seems to be locked by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, O’Malley is at the moment a long shot, yet very attractive option to the Clinton machine. Yet, he has not been able to get the traction he needs in Iowa or New Hampshire, polling at 2.7% and 2.3% respectively.
In Spanish, his statement read:
Es lamentable que la tragedia que ocurrió en San Francisco, un acto de violencia sin sentido, esta provocando a algunos a buscar chivos expiatorios: podemos y debemos actuar de una manera mas responsable. Los gobiernos locales no tienen la culpa de que el Gobierno Federal no ha logrado arreglar nuestro sistema migratorio, ni tienen la responsabilidad de hacer el trabajo del Gobierno Federal.
Martin O’Malley does not currently speak Spanish, though he has been praised for his outreach efforts to the community.