Bill O’Reilly is outraged at Senate Democrats who obstructed a bill that would punish so-called sanctuary cities that harbor illegal immigrant felons, but he shredded Republicans equally for the bill’s failure.
O’Reilly blamed Republican leadership for attaching “Kate’s Law” to another bill to defund sanctuary cities which, he said, they knew would mean its doom.
“Foolishly, instead of simply voting straight up on Kate’s Law, the Senate put both pieces of legislation together,” the host fumed.
“Everybody knew that would doom the vote,” he said. “Everybody knew that, yet the Republicans did it anyway.”
The Fox News host also blasted Democrats Tuesday for standing in the way of advancing the bill, named after 32-year-old Kate Steinle who was killed on July 1 by a five-time deported, seven-time convicted illegal immigrant who was roaming free in San Francisco after being released by city police.
“There comes a point where the American people are going to have to take back their government,” O’Reilly said. “When a 32-year-old woman can be gunned down by an illegal felon who had been deported five times, and you can’t get a strict law punishing illegal alien felons passed. When that happens, you don’t have a functioning government.”
O’Reilly called the Democrat opposition to the bill “unbelievable,” but then took it back saying “unbelievable is too gentle a word.”
“Here’s the truth: Juan Lopez Sanchez was convicted of seven felonies in the U.S.A., including selling hard drugs,” O’Reilly said. “He was deported five times; he came back six times; he broke into a car in San Francisco; he stole a gun; he recklessly fired that gun in a public place. And Kate Steinle died.”
Following the Democrat Senate blockade, the lawless city of San Francisco voted to remain a sanctuary city, according to the Associated Press.
The city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on a resolution advising the sheriff to not participate in a detainer-notification system that would inform Immigration Customs and Enforcement when an illegal immigrant is released from prison.
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