Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf upbraided Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement defending her decision to help illegal aliens escape federal immigration officials in her city.
Here's the video of her comments to Sessions:
Here's what she said:
"How dare you," she said, "vilify members of our community by trying to frighten the American public into thinking that all undocumented residents are dangerous criminals."
"Hard-working, law-abiding Oaklanders like Eusebio and Maria Sanchez who you ripped away from their American-born children," she continued, "and the cancer patients at our public hospital, who relied on Maria's nursing skills every day."
"How dare you distract the American people from a failed immigration system that tears apart decent families and forces the workers that our economy depends on," she added, "to harvest our crops, to deliver our services and build our cities, to live in fear and work under oppressed conditions."
"How dare you distort the reality about declining violent crime in a diverse sanctuary city like Oakland, California, to advance your racist agenda?" she concluded.
"A radical, open-borders agenda"
Schaaf's comments were intended to mirror Sessions' criticism of her tipping off illegal aliens to potential action by federal immigration officials.
"How dare you. How dare you endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical, open-borders agenda," he said.
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against California on Monday in an attempt to stop three laws implemented that they say would unconstitutionally undermine federal immigration law enforcement.