The National Sheriffs’ Association his holding a presidential forum in Baltimore this week, and GOP hopeful Mike Huckabee took the opportunity to throw shade at Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby for “disparag[ing] the local police who are trying to keep this city safe.”
Referring to the unrest following the fatal injury of Freddie Gray while in police custody, Huckabee went on. “When the Baltimore mob rioted … it was not the police that we needed to worry about,” he said. “It was the lack of unified support at the highest levels of leadership for those who went out there and held the thin blue line against anarchy.”
Huckabee’s analysis didn’t leave Rawlings-Blake speechless. As the Baltimore Sun reports, a spokesman for the mayor picked some low-hanging fruit by calling out Huckabee’s recent waffling over the use of the Confederate flag.
“Any person who can’t give a straight answer on whether or not the Confederate flag should fly is the last person we should take advice from on bringing people together,” was the key sentence of the response.
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