The Democrat mayor of El Paso, Texas, was pressured by the White House not to declare a state of emergency over the city’s migrant crisis due to fear it would make President Joe Biden look bad, the New York Post reported.
Mayor Oscar Leeser told an El Paso council member the White House asked him not to declare an emergency, despite at least three of eight city council members urging him to do so.
“He told me the White House asked him not to,” council member Claudia Rodriguez told the Post.
Rodriguez added Leeser repeatedly has assured her he would declare a state of emergency “if things got worse.”
The mayor, though, did not explain what constitutes “getting worse.” Read more…