The Fox News host who got skewered online for blasting LeBron James in February just got checked by the mayor of Baltimore.
Laura Ingraham clashed with Mayor Catherine Pugh on “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday, March 7 over her plans for the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. later this month, which calls for an end to gun violence and mass shootings.
Pugh will provide local students free bus rides to the march and said she wants to help raise their voices about the gun violence erupting in the country. Citing the 320 shootings since 2011, Pugh stressed the importance of safety in sending 60 buses of students to D.C. on Saturday, March 24.
However, Ingraham asked Pugh how money can be spent to send kids to about an hour away from Baltimore when the city is “suffering” from a $130 million budget deficit, low enrollment, and structural issues in the schools.
Then, the mayor hit back at Ingraham’s claim that Baltimore is “funding” the trek to D.C.
“You need to get your facts straight, love,” Pugh says. “I don’t know whether you’re trying to become the communications director for the Trump administration…”
“I don’t know why you’re getting personal, mayor,” Ingraham replies.
Pugh responds that the city is simply providing help to youth to ensure they get to D.C. safely. When Ingraham questions why that’s her job, Pugh shoots back.
“That’s exactly the reason why I’m doing it,” she says. “Because I am the mayor of my city because I care about my children. I want their voices to be heard.”
After Ingraham turns her attention to the annual pro-life rally in January, the conversation circles back to how much money is being spent on the upcoming gun control rally.
“Are you saying tonight no money is being spent?” the Fox News host asks.
“I’m saying that there will be money spent to make sure that our young people get to Washington, D.C. safely. The buses aren’t free.”
“We’re getting teachers laid off, personnel laid off, and you’re shuttling students down to a rally!” Ingraham says. “That does not seem to make sense!”
“I came here so that I could share with you what’s happening in Baltimore …” the mayor hits back.
“We want to make sure that assault weapons aren’t in the streets of our city,” she adds later.