White House: Coronavirus stimulus funding could be tied to ‘sanctuary city’ reform

White House: Coronavirus stimulus funding could be tied to ‘sanctuary city’ reform
U.S. Treasury illustration/LU staff

[Ed. – You know that would be challenged in court.  One question could be how much sense it would make to forgo the funding in the short term – while a lawsuit was pending – given that the effects of the lockdown are supposed to be short-term ones.]

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed the possibility that the Trump administration could use sanctuary city reforms as a bargaining chip for funding states in Phase 4 of the coronavirus stimulus.

“Phase 4 is something we want to start negotiating on immediately and get to work on,” McEnany said Friday during her first appearance as White House press secretary, adding that funding shouldn’t “be an excuse for decades and decades of bad Democrat governance that have run these states into a financial predicament.” …

Earlier in the week, President Trump suggested during a meeting with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that “sanctuary city adjustments” were on the table during coronavirus relief discussions.

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