(NationalSentinel) Washington state has become the latest enclave to openly defy President Donald J. Trump’s immigration enforcement efforts.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, Gov. Jay Inslee, who is already viewed by many Democrats to be their party’s go-to candidate to oppose Trump in 2020, is burnishing his Alt-Left bona fides by issuing is own executive order that makes it more difficult for state law enforcement officials to cooperate with federal immigration authorities:
“This executive order makes clear that Washington will not be a willing participant in promoting or carrying out mean-spirited policies that break up families and compromise our national security and, importantly, our community safety,” Inslee said in his weekly press conference.
Both Inslee and his General Counsel Nick Brown soft-pedaled some of the more radical implications of this action, but neither tried particularly hard to hide that the Evergreen State is becoming ground zero for resistance to President Trump’s policies.
On the same day, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he would oppose any federal attempts to reverse the state’s marijuana legalization, even though it is still illegal on the federal level.
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So, the uber-Left state of Washington is the latest to throw a post-Obama/Hillary Clinton lost rage against the Trump machine tantrum. Okay. But that will come with consequences at some point, legal or otherwise, when the Trump Justice Department begins filing suit after suit to force “rebels” like Inslee and Jerry Brown in California to comply with federal laws that supersede state immigration laws and petulant executive orders from self-important liberal governors.
And if courts don’t work, then perhaps sending U.S. Marshals to make arrests of certain non-compliant state officials might be next. We’ll see.
Meantime, Inslee is in Washington, D.C., for a meeting of governors. He is scheduled to meet with the president.