There are seemingly no shortage of ways in which prominent progressives around the nation are attempting to cement their legacies on the coattails of the President.
Much of this has come in the form of “resistance” showboating of the sort popularized by CNN’s Jim Acosta in the White House Press Briefing Room. Acosta has been navigating the murky waters of the corporate mainstream media with a real chip on his shoulder, hoping to go down in history as the reporter who valiantly stood up to the Trump administration.
Unfortunately for Acosta, his antics have been far more foolish than noble and We The People aren’t falling for it.
Now, the mayor of Atlanta, Georgia is taking a page out both Acosta’s book, and the book the mayor of Oakland, California in a publicity stunt aimed at delegitimizing the White House.
Atlanta is preparing to permanently end its relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in regards to accepting immigration detainees at the Atlanta City Jail, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday.
“We will no longer be complicit with a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population without giving any thought to the fallout,” Lance Bottoms said. “As the birthplace of the civil rights movement, we are called to be better than this.”
According to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, the stunt will have little impact on the agency’s operations in the State.
Atlanta Detention Center isn’t the only immigration detention center in Georgia.
ICE told 11Alive the Atlanta facility only accounts for 10 percent of the agency’s detention capacity in Georgia, with federal detention centers in Lumpkin and Ocilla, and Atlanta’s announcement has “essentially no impact” on ICE operations.
Of course, having an impact wasn’t the point at all. The point was shining the leftist limelight on the mayor’s office in Y’allywood for political points among the democrats.