Baltimore has been in a state of limbo following strange actions over the left month by their mayor, Catherine Pugh. Now, the wait for her decisions is over. She has resigned.
— Eddie McCoven (@EddieMcCovenTV) May 2, 2019
“Sorry for the harm that I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore and to the credibility of the office of the mayor,” Pugh’s attorney read in a statement from her. “Baltimore deserves a mayor who can move our great city forward.”
There’s really not much to say. She used influence and city resources to give herself kickbacks (allegedly). She had a sudden case of HideOutititis once she was caught. She abandoned her city and let it sit in limbo while she contemplated her fate and hoped for a miracle.
But if there’s anything to be learned by this whole ordeal, it’s that corrupt governments yield corruption even from people who are supposed to come in and put an end to the corruption. That’s not to say that anyone who becomes mayor of a city like Baltimore is going to be bad, but if they get their with promises of the same failed Democratic policies that have been in place for decades, they obviously have an agenda they need fulfilled.
The last time the city elected a Republican mayor was 1963.
“Now more than ever, Baltimore City needs strong and responsible leadership. Mayor Pugh has lost the public trust. She is clearly not fit to lead. For the good of the city, Mayor Pugh must resign.” – Governor Larry Hogan
There’s movement now for Baltimore, but prospects are still low. Bernard “Jack” Young isn’t known for being much on the types of conservative policies that could actually bring Baltimore from the brink of fiscal collapse.