White House blames GOP for illegal alien murder in San Francisco

What to do if your policies lead to the murder of an innocent woman?

If you're the Obama White House, you lie, lie, lie.

The White House blamed congressional Republicans Monday for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago.

Referring to the shooting death last week of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly shot by a Mexican man who has been deported five times, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. would be safer if Republican lawmakers had approved comprehensive immigration reform backed by the president.

“The president has done everything within his power to make sure that we’re focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public safety,” Mr. Earnest said. “It’s because of the political efforts of Republicans that we have not been able to make the kind of investment that we would like to make in securing our border and keeping our communities safe.”

That may be the most brazen lie ever told by Earnest.  But, as usual, no one challenged him, so the lie sticks.

In fact, DHS has released tens of thousands of illegal aliens convicted of felonies, so the case of the man accused of murdering Kate Steinle, Francisco Sanchez, who was deported five times and released on a technicality last March, is not unusual.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, said Sunday that the Obama administration shares responsibility with San Francisco authorities for the release of the illegal immigrant, Francisco Sanchez, who has an extensive criminal record.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which had Lopez-Sanchez in its custody in March after his release from federal prison, turned him over to San Francisco deputies on a drug warrant and requested an immigration detainer, asking that the agency be notified before he was released.

But San Francisco is a “sanctuary” city that doesn’t honor such immigration detainer requests. The sheriff’s department released him.

That is a perfect example of a public policy created by liberal Democrats, promoted by big-city mayors, and supported by the White House that leads directly to the murder of an innocent American. 

To top it off, Earnest chastises Republicans for "playing politics" with the issue:

Mr. Earnest, who declined to comment on the specifics of the San Francisco case, chastised “people [who] want to play politics with this.”

“Those critics are individuals who opposed legislation that would have actually made a historic investment in border security,” Mr. Earnest said.

In some alternate universe, Mr. Earnest would be taken outside the White House, tarred, feathered, and run out of fown on a rail.  Unfortunately, we're stuck in this reality.  And that reality sucks.

What to do if your policies lead to the murder of an innocent woman?

If you're the Obama White House, you lie, lie, lie.

The White House blamed congressional Republicans Monday for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago.

Referring to the shooting death last week of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly shot by a Mexican man who has been deported five times, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. would be safer if Republican lawmakers had approved comprehensive immigration reform backed by the president.

“The president has done everything within his power to make sure that we’re focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public safety,” Mr. Earnest said. “It’s because of the political efforts of Republicans that we have not been able to make the kind of investment that we would like to make in securing our border and keeping our communities safe.”

That may be the most brazen lie ever told by Earnest.  But, as usual, no one challenged him, so the lie sticks.

In fact, DHS has released tens of thousands of illegal aliens convicted of felonies, so the case of the man accused of murdering Kate Steinle, Francisco Sanchez, who was deported five times and released on a technicality last March, is not unusual.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, said Sunday that the Obama administration shares responsibility with San Francisco authorities for the release of the illegal immigrant, Francisco Sanchez, who has an extensive criminal record.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which had Lopez-Sanchez in its custody in March after his release from federal prison, turned him over to San Francisco deputies on a drug warrant and requested an immigration detainer, asking that the agency be notified before he was released.

But San Francisco is a “sanctuary” city that doesn’t honor such immigration detainer requests. The sheriff’s department released him.

That is a perfect example of a public policy created by liberal Democrats, promoted by big-city mayors, and supported by the White House that leads directly to the murder of an innocent American. 

To top it off, Earnest chastises Republicans for "playing politics" with the issue:

Mr. Earnest, who declined to comment on the specifics of the San Francisco case, chastised “people [who] want to play politics with this.”

“Those critics are individuals who opposed legislation that would have actually made a historic investment in border security,” Mr. Earnest said.

In some alternate universe, Mr. Earnest would be taken outside the White House, tarred, feathered, and run out of fown on a rail.  Unfortunately, we're stuck in this reality.  And that reality sucks.