Baltimore Mayor Who Made Space for Rioters to Loot and Pillage Decides Not to Run for Re-Election
In April Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake told reporters she gave protesters “the space to destroy” during the mass riots.
Baltimore hooligans took advantage of the “space” and torched 61 businesses, damaged 350 businesses, and injured 113 police officers during the riots.
Today Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced she would not run for reelection.
The Baltimore Sun reported:
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, beleaguered by the death of Freddie Gray and the protests and rioting that followed, announced Friday she won’t seek re-election.
She said she is stepping out of the race to focus on “work to move our city forward,” and not out of any concern she might not win the race against a growing field of challengers.
“It was a very difficult decision, but I knew I needed to spend time, the remaining 15 months of my term, focused on the city’s future and not my own,” she said at a news conference at City Hall.
Rawlings-Blake, 45, has no plans to seek another office. She briefed her Cabinet and staff on the decision this morning.
Mayor Rawlings-Blake certainly has a bright future with the Democratic party that rewards failed policy, crooks and race baiters.