During a heated interview on Fox News Wednesday night, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) Clashed with right-wing host Laura Ingraham over Pugh’s decision to provide free buses to take students to the gun protest march in nearby Washington, D.C. later this month.
The mayor announced earlier in the day that she would provide 60 buses in hopes of sending 3,000 students to the “March for Our Lives,” the rally organized by the survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Ingraham questioned why Pugh was funding the buses to “assist student activists.” It didn’t go well.
“You need to get your facts straight, love,” Pugh said to Ingraham. “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 responded, insisting that Baltimore’s “liberal leadership” has been the cause of gun violence in the city, and that it’s “not Donald Trump’s fault.”
Pugh defended her decision, saying that her goal is to “allow the young people’s voices” to be heard in D.C.
The two spoke over each other throughout the interview, arguing over the state of the Baltimore school system and whether it is Pugh’s responsibility to help the students attend the march.
Pugh pushed back, saying that the buses would partly be funded through private donations and would benefit both public and private school students.
Ingraham also questioned Pugh on whether she would provide transportation for conservative students hoping to attend the March for Life. Pugh said that conservative students had not reached out to her the way that the students pushing for gun control had.
Watch the video below via Fox News.