Megyn Kelly slammed President Obama on The Kelly File for what she considered an apparent indifference to the fatal shooting of Kate Steinle by an illegal alien and convicted felon who had previously been deported five times before returning to San Francisco, a so-called sanctuary city.
Although local, state, and federal officials share culpability in this and similar tragedies, Kelly’s monologue implied that the Steinle case doesn’t fit within the president’s political agenda, hence his silence on the matter.
“[Obama] picks and chooses the victims he wants to highlight and apparently this victim wasn’t deemed worthy,” she declared on Thursday night. She also asserted that the White House has in general responded with a lot of double-talk following the Steinle shooting.
Upwards of 200 U.S. sanctuary cities are non-complaint with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
Kathryn Steinle, 32, was fatally shot was walking with her father on Pier 14 of the San Francisco Embarcadero waterfront — a popular tourist destination — on July 1. The suspect, who is facing a charge of first-degree murder, claims it was an accident. Steinle was laid to rest by her heartbroken family and friends on Thursday in a private memorial service.
According to Megyn Kelly, the ICE chief even asked Congress in March public hearing to clamp down on sanctuary cities; the next day the official backpedaled under apparent pressure from the Obama White House.
At the top of her FNC show, Megyn Kelly opened with an editorial about the Kate Steinle case.
“…Kate’s murder has since exploded into a national debate on illegal immigrant, sanctuary cities in crime. With the White House ducking the issue of its own acquiescence in these city’s decision to flout the federal immigration laws which were duly enacted… A stark contrast to what we saw after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. A man we now 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 the administration also sent in the DOJ and 40 FBI agents dispatched to Missouri after Michael Brown was killed.”
Kelly finished her discourse with a rhetorical question for the administration.
“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 Kate Steinle, nothing. No comments, no swarm of FBI agents, no DOJ investigation, nothing. Why?”
In her presentation, Kelly also referred to the San Francisco County Sheriff, the official who signed off on the suspect’s release, as a convicted criminal. “San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was sentenced [on March 19, 2012] to three years of probation in a domestic-violence case involving his wife, a former Venezuelan telenovela star,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
Apart from the sanctuary city controversy, late last year, the Center for Immigration Studies think tank, in a study of ICE statistics, claimed that about 167,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records are allegedly on the loose in the U.S. after being freed by authorities.
The Washington Times has reported that overall deportations have dropped 25 percent this year so far and have decreased 41 percent over the past three years. The number of illegal alien felons removed from the U.S. has also reportedly decreased by 30 percent in 2015 under what the Obama administration has deemed prosecutorial discretion.
Out of 17,000 criminal immigrants set free in 2014 on a discretionary basis, Homeland Security officials also reportedly released into America about 3,700 top deportation priority “Threat Level 1″ illegal alien criminals while their cases were still pending in immigration courts.
In addition, more than 100 illegal immigrants released from detention by the federal government while they were awaiting deportation allegedly went on to commit murder in the U.S., according to the Obama administration’s own data.
Do you agree or disagree with Megyn Kelly about President Obama’s so far seemingly muted response to the Kate Steinle shooting in San Francisco as opposed to several other law enforcement scandals/controversies that have made national headlines?
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