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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.

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