On last Sunday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, in the context of the anniversary of the murder of Kate Steinle, and our story about the illegal alien accused of an Oregon triple murder, we talked about the law proposed by Sen. Pat Toomey, to defund so-called sanctuary cities.
That sanctuary city bill was killed by Democrats just moments ago.
Senate lawmakers on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at stopping violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
The “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act” would revoke federal grants provided to so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with Homeland Security requests to detain illegal immigrants. The bill is meant to put pressure on those cities to cooperate with the federal government on these issues.
The bill is one of the legislative reactions to the death of Kate Steinle, who was killed on a San Francisco pier by an illegal immigrant. After her death, city officials defended their decision not to cooperate with federal authorities on deporting illegal immigrants.
While Republicans say those sorts of incidents show the government needs to put more pressure on sanctuary cities to follow federal guidance, Democrats disagree, and they helped scuttle the bill in the Senate. Republicans needed 60 votes to let the bill advance to a final vote, but they failed to win over Democrats, and it fell short of 60 votes.
The story about story about the Oregon murder is here.
The vote was 53 to 44. The roll call hasn’t been posted yet. Stay tuned.