This morning in Sacramento, California, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will sue the state of California over their so-called sanctuary state laws. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg—after missing his flight out of Washington, D.C., in hopes of joining protesters at Sessions’ announcement—shares his initial reaction to the lawsuit with Michele and Igor. He discusses what his city and California will do to fight back, why this attack from the U.S. Department of Justice will only hinder public safety in his city, and how this Trump policy is rooted in racism. Mayor Steinberg also discusses recent initiatives in his city to conquer mental health issues and the stigma that surround them.
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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.