WATCH: Former Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley says If he Runs for President, he Will Launch his Campaign in Baltimore

Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland.Credit Christopher Gregory for The New York Times
Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland.Credit Christopher Gregory for The New York Times

Former Baltimore mayor Martin O’Malley said that if he runs for president, he’ll launch his campaign in Baltimore:

“We haven’t had an agenda for America’s cities probably since Jimmy Carter … We have left cities to fend for themselves. … But look, the structural problems that we have in our economy, the way we ship jobs and profits abroad, the way we failed to invest in our infrastructure and failed to invest in American cities, we are creating the conditions. Please, Speaker Boehner and his crocodile tears about the $130 million, that is a spit in the bucket compared to what we need to do as a nation to rebuild our country. And America’s cities are the heart of our country. We need an agenda for American cities. We need to stop ignoring especially people of color and act like they are disposable citizens in this nation. That’s not how our economy is supposed to work, it’s not how or our country works,” an impassioned O’Malley said.

NBC host Chuck Todd asked, “Do you think you can run on your record as mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland, given all this? You are getting a lot of scrutiny now. Do you think this is a positive thing voters will look at and say Martin O’Malley ought to be president?”

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Source: Weekly Standard |  DANIEL HALPER

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