Sup. Deanna Alexander
Press Release

POTUS Opposition Resolution 16-738 is Divisive and Wasteful

"This measure seeks to make Milwaukee County an official sanctuary for illegal immigrants and embraces the Black Lives Matter anti-cop movement..."

By - Jan 25th, 2017 10:47 am

(MILWAUKEE, WI) – On Tuesday, Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander issued the following statement regarding a Milwaukee County resolution aimed at bucking anything that comes from the new President and White House administration:

“This everything-but-the-kitchen-sink opposition measure is divisive, wasteful nonsense. Under the false banner of valuing all people, it carelessly drives a wedge against anyone willing to give the new President an opportunity to help our nation and further polarizes our political climate.

The resolution misleads the public with political rhetoric that would make it seem as if the White House has threatened citizens’ rights in every area of their lives – a claim that is simply not true and appears to be a County Board attempt at developing ‘alternative facts.’

This measure seeks to make Milwaukee County an official sanctuary for illegal immigrants and embraces the Black Lives Matter anti-cop movement in a partisan way that seems like payback – perhaps against leaders like Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke, a nationally renowned black law enforcement leader who dared to help Donald Trump be elected President.

As local elected officials, our focus needs to be on the residents of Milwaukee County who are pleading for help staying safe in a metro area riddled with shootings, car thefts, sex trafficking, and a heroin epidemic. Throwing a fit for political pleasure and refusing to even try developing an intergovernmental relationship between our great County and the new White House administration is juvenile, irresponsible, and will ultimately damage us far more than it could ever repair us.”

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6 thoughts on “POTUS Opposition Resolution 16-738 is Divisive and Wasteful”

  1. BRANDY says:

    so what happened with it? I can’t find any results on what happened with it.

  2. gadfly says:

    BRANDY — It is up for a vote from the full board on Feb. 2

  3. happyjack27 says:

    “carelessly drives a wedge against anyone willing to give the new President an opportunity to help our nation ”

    Oh no, it does nothing at all to stop people from working to pull back trump’s xenophobic and economically unsound policies.

    In fact, it’s a step in that direction.

  4. happyjack27 says:

    “The resolution misleads the public with political rhetoric that would make it seem as if the White House has threatened citizens’ rights in every area of their lives – a claim that is simply not true”

    Hmmm… I can’t think of anything…. can you?

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-racial-gerrymander-civil-rights-48f4277f04fb#.f7c2rjqhu

  5. happyjack27 says:

    *cough* Jeff Sessions *cough* *cough*

  6. happyjack27 says:

    “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”

    -Donald J. Trump, Twitter

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/us/politics/trump-flag-burners-citizenship-first-amendment.html

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