Cali Dems: No Contracts for Anyone Who Bids on Trump’s Wall
Democrats in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley are working on legislation that would discourage construction companies from working on President Trump’s border wall.
San Francisco City Supervisor Hillary Ronen introduced a bill on Tuesday that would bar her city from hiring contractors who bid on what is expected to be a multi-billion dollar federal project.
According to local news station KTVU, Ronen believes that any construction company that would bid on the wall is not compatible with San Francisco’s values. “Stick to building bridges,” she said, “not walls.”
In a press conference held in front of the construction corporation T.Y. Lin, Ronen appeared with Oakland City Councilman Abel Guillen, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, and several immigration activists to throw down the gauntlet.
She said T.Y. Lin, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., and the Tutor Perini Corporation were among the companies who had signed major construction deals with San Francisco and were also reportedly interested in working on the wall.
“By introducing this legislation, we are moving beyond symbolic protest and making it clear to companies interested in doing business with San Francisco, that we expect those companies to uphold basic principles of compassion and dedication to human rights,” she said.
All three companies have current contracts with the city, but Ronen’s bill would only affect deals that come up in the future.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee expressed his support for the legislation, according to KTVU.
“That wall is such a strong symbolism of division in our country that we don’t want to have anything to do with it, including contractors that want to work for the city,” Lee said.
It never ceases to astound us how gleefully Democrats are willing to blur the lines between politics and business. Whether it’s private corporations bringing political pressure to bear against controversial legislation – as we’ve seen in Texas, North Carolina, and Indiana – or politicians bringing pressure against corporations – as we’ve seen Democrats do with Chic-Fil-A, pro-life health clinics, and now construction companies – they will protect their ideology at any cost.
But it’s even more disturbing to see how far California liberals are willing to go to stand up for people who don’t even belong in the country. Make no mistake, these Democrats are actively working against U.S. immigration law at this point. They are choosing illegal immigrants over U.S.-based companies. They are choosing lawlessness over enforcement. They are choosing a borderless wasteland of drugs and crime over American sovereignty.
Choices like that have consequences. We hope California citizens are prepared to live with them.
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