As Kate Steinle was buried Monday, Bill O’Reilly took to his show to vent his anger.
“Imagine if Kate were your daughter and her life was taken by a despicable criminal who had been deported to Mexico five times. Just imagine that. I have the same feeling I had when I heard that nine innocent people were gunned down by a racist in Charleston. These things should never happen in the United States of America.”
Bill O’Reilly was especially upset because he believes that, unlike Charleston, people didn’t come together to denounce what happened to Kate Steinle. O’Reilly believes that it is because of politics and the fact that people don’t want to offend the pro-immigration crowd. Bill O’Reilly also had Kate Steinle’s parents on his show Monday evening, and Mediaite talked about the interview.
“Jim Steinle and Liz Sullivan told O’Reilly their daughter was a very good and ‘soulful person.’ Sullivan said, ‘I feel her strength still with me.’ Steinle got emotional as he recounted the tragic night when his daughter was killed. Both of them expressed their appreciation for all the people offering comfort and support.”
Mediaite notes that in the second segment of his show, Bill O’Reilly discussed a law he proposed — Kate’s Law — that would mandate that any illegal immigrant who returns to the U.S. after being convicted of a felony and deported should serve five years in prison. Both of Steinle’s parents support Bill O’Reilly’s proposed law.
The issue of sanctuary cities has become a big one since the death of Kate Steinle. Besides Bill O’Reilly, other media sources have been concentrating on the issue. On Monday, the Washington Examiner revealed some controversial statistics.
“Some 276 ‘sanctuary cities,’ nearly 50 percent more than previously revealed, released over 8,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records or facing charges free despite federal requests that they be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation.”
The Washington Examiner, a source that Bill O’Reilly often quotes from, goes on to note that the Center for Immigration Studies, which revealed the new numbers, said that those releases from cities that ignored federal demands came over just eight months and are just part of an even larger release of 17,000 illegals with criminal records.
The Obama administration has yet to talk extensively about the issue. However, one can bet that what happened to Kate Steinle and the broken laws that caused her murder will be an issue Bill O’Reilly will not let go of.
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