El Paso City Council member Claudia Rodriguez stopped by Jesse Watters Primetime Wednesday night to call out the city’s Democratic mayor —he lied about the White House pressuring the city to avoid declaring a migrant emergency.
From Fox News:
Earlier on Fox News Wednesday, El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser denied Rodriguez’s allegation that he was pressured by the White House to avoid declaring the migrant influx an emergency in the city, insisting he made the decision himself.
“Absolutely not,” Leeser told host Dana Perino. “One of the things we need to learn and really make sure we do is that we take the politics out of this.”
Video footage from a September city council meeting, however, appears to show otherwise.
“The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, Chief Ortiz, he does not support declaring a state of emergency at this point,” Leeser said during the Sept. 27 meeting. “And the White House has asked at this point for us not to do that.”
Councilwoman Rodriguez was shocked to hear Mayor Leeser lie about the pressure from the White House —especially since proof of his lie is so easy to find.
“As much as the mayor wants to say this is not a political issue, yeah, those comments would probably say otherwise,” Rodriguez said Wednesday; she says his comments are “crazy.”
“We have the receipts. It’s literally on the internet for the entire world to see,” Rodriguez said.
Watch the clip above.