'Angel Mom' on CA Gov's Visit to El Salvador: Border Crisis Is 'Political Game' for Him
An "Angel Mom" had some strong words for California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other Democratic leaders for failing to address the crisis at the southern border.
Newsom (D) recently traveled to El Salvador to get a better understanding of the root causes fueling migration to the U.S. and to offer an alternative to what he regards as President Trump’s "demoralizing" rhetoric about the Central American nation.
During the trip, Newsom pledged to help bring economic opportunity to El Salvador in a bid to curb migration.
“I think the economic opportunities, the investment opportunities are real, and getting some California industry, business interests to take a look at El Salvador is something that we’re clearly going to pursue,” Newsom said.
Agnes Gibboney, whose son was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant gang member in 2002, said Tuesday on "Fox & Friends" that Newsom and other Democrats are playing a "political game" while U.S. citizens' lives are hanging in the balance.
"He ought to focus on economic growth in California," Gibboney, a California resident, said on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday. "This is an outrage. He ought to be focusing on what's happening in our state, not another country. It's not his job to be doing that."
She said she has been let down by the California government, which she argued prioritizes illegal immigrants over citizens.
"I think it's a political game for the Democrats. Gavin Newsom is a Democrat. And they want votes, and at the expense of American citizens and at the expense of our children's and family members' lives," Gibboney said. "We cannot afford to do that anymore. ... This is an insanity."
Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above.