Megyn Kelly: Why is Obama ignoring murder of Katie Steinle?
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly began her broadcast Thursday night with a monologue on the White House non-response to the murder of a San Francisco woman by an illegal alien set free because the city is a Sanctuary City.
She compares the response of the White House and the administration to the deaths of black men attacking police to the refusal of the administration to comment on the death of Katie Steinle, murdered because of policies supported by President Obama.
The San Francisco sheriff had Sanchez in custody as recently as April but released him pursuant to San Francisco's "sanctuary city" policy where they have rules against handing over anyone to the feds who might be deported. This sheriff, himself a convicted criminal, says he stands by the city's policy.
Kate's murder has since exploded into a national debate on illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities and crime. With the White House ducking the issue of its own acquiescence in these cities' decision to flout the federal immigration laws which were duly enacted. When asked repeatedly this week to speak to this case, White House spokesman Josh Earnest declined to weigh in other than to refer folks to the Department of Homeland Security.
A stark contrast to what we saw after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. A man we know was attacking a police officer at the time of his death. His funeral saw three Obama officials in attendance, his death drew comments from President Obama personally and his administration also sent in the DOJ and 40 FBI agents dispatched to Missouri after Michael Brown was killed. Where is the swarm of agents in San Francisco?
Then there was Freddie Gray in Baltimore, a repeat drug offender who was killed in police custody. Here again his funeral was attended by three Obama administration officials and again the President spoke personally to Freddie Gray's death. And again sent the DOJ in to investigate. When Trayvon Martin was killed in Florida, the president spoke to his death which was later ruled to be in self-defense. But Katie Steinle, nothing. No comments, no swarm of FBI agents, no DOJ investigation, nothing. Why?
Kelly's rhetorical device is pertinent. We all know why Obama isn't reacting to this viscious murder; he supports the policy that led directly to Steinle's death. That's why there's no call from the administration to change the law or enforce the laws already on the books.
Sorry Ms. Steinle: You're the wrong color.
For the first time in a long time, the question of Sanctuary Cities - and the sanctimonious officials who support the policy - are coming under fire. The double standard is so obvious that even Hillary Clinton has come out against the policy. There are several bills in Congress introduced that would either end or severely curtail the policy. Even some Democrats are likely to support a change in the practice.
Meanwhile, the White House continues to maintain total silence about their complicity in this crime.