Where’s the Outrage?
Last week, the Maryland Democratic Party was outraged that Governor Larry Hogan flew to Las Vegas to attend a conference with fellow Republican Governors.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, plans to travel to Paris next week to attend the United Nations’ climate change conference.
Rawlings-Blake will lead a delegation of America’s mayors to “lend American support to the global agreement,” according to city documents.
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Deputy Mayor Andrew Smullian will accompany Rawlings-Blake at the conference during the Dec. 4 to Dec. 6 trip. Their airfare and hotel accommodations are being paid for by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the city said.
There isn’t much difference between the two trips, really. It would be safe to say that Rawlings-Blake’s trip to Paris is far less relevant than Governor Hogan’s trip to Las Vegas. Rawlings-Blake’s Paris trip is to attend a conference completely unrelated to city issues on a topic that is unrelated to her role as Mayor.
If somebody can explain how Rawlings-Blake will learn how to stop Baltimore’s crime wave by attending an overseas junket on pseudoscience, let me know.
As we discussed last week, the Maryland Democratic Party reeks of desperation in their attacks on Governor Hogan. Their hypocrisy in refusing to attack Rawlings-Blake for her overseas trip to Paris shows how disconnected they are from being honest critics of Governor Hogan and his agenda.