Jerry Brown introduces Mexican president, jabs at Texas
08/26/2014 4:37 PM
10/08/2014 12:15 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown was at the rostrum to introduce Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to a joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday, but amid the diplomacy he made time for Texas.
“This is a house of conflict, but it’s also a house of collaboration and accomplishment,” Brown said. “And as we look East, we realize the answer is not there. I’m talking about Washington, or maybe a few of those minor states in between.”
Lawmakers laughed, and Brown said, “You know who I’m referring to.”
Then, he added, “It starts with a T,” and the chambers broke into applause.
Brown, a Democrat, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, have used each other as foils in a long-running feud over jobs and economic development, and Brown has recently found jabbing Perry on immigration resonates with liberal audiences. In Mexico City last month, Brown criticized Perry’s ordering of 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, resulting in front page coverage there.
Capitol Alert staff
Join the Discussion
The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.