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Mass Mayor Puts Jindal On Blast


Bobby Jindal may not make the first Republican primary debate, but he has found himself wrapped in an argument with a different opponent. The Mayor of Sommerville, Massachusetts slammed Candidate J as a “fear monger” and demanded that Jindal “come and get me!” 

 

Mayor Joseph Curtatone was on Boston Herald Radio responding to an earlier interview that Jindal had given with the same outlet. The candidate claimed that so-called “sanctuary city” mayors are complicit in crimes committed by illegal immigrants and should be held legally accountable.

 

Curtatone mocked da Gov’ as “Sheriff Bobby Jindal” and continued, “More like, Deputy Barney Fife, has not arrested me yet.”

 

The Mass Mayor was just warming up. He dismissed the G.O.P.’s use of the death of Kathryn Steinle— a San Francisco woman murdered by an illegal immigrant— as a talking point and accused the candidate of using scare tactics in an effort to rise up one percent in the polls.

 

“Come and get me. You say something absurd, you fear monger, you play to the crowd … we're smarter than that,” blasted Curtatone. “I love listening to Jindal, because I swear if you didn't know who he is, you swear it was Gomer Pyle. We shouldn't lower ourselves to the lowest common denominator, and that's the brain of … Bobby Jindal.” 

 

In the original interview, Jindal was asked, “Should a mayor of a sanctuary city who ignores federal law be arrested?”

 

The response was resolute. The presidential hopeful declared, “Absolutely. I would hold them as an accomplice, make them criminally culpable… I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, victim’s families could sue. Especially if the prosecutors aren’t taking action or the mayor’s not changing their ways, I’d allow the families to go to court to sue them civilly as well to recover damages.”

 

Sommerville is a Boston suburb with a population of 75,754 according to the 2010 US Census. The city is notable for boasting the highest population density in New England.

 

Check out Mayor Curtatone's interview here.




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