It was just recently the psychotic left blamed the Democrat Confederate flag and guns for the murder spree by Dylann Roof in South Carolina, and just this week called for — surprise! — more gun control.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., fellow California Democrat Rep. Mike Thompson and South Carolina Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn joined the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in calling on Congress to pass tougher gun laws.
Rep. Clyburn — who said he only just returned to Washington D.C. last night following the Charleston shooting — had strong words as lawmakers in his home state debated the symbolism of the Confederate flag .
So they shamelessly blame a flag and guns for an isolated incident. Yet now when it comes to the absurd “sanctuary city” policy that allows illegal criminals to roam free and kill with impunity, why, that policy has nothing to do with the senseless killing of Kathryn Steinle at the hands of an illegal scumbag. How dare anyone make such a leap!
Still, Democratic critics have been careful to word their denouncements in a manner that stops short of blaming San Francisco’s sanctuary laws for the killing.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer (Calif.) issued a statement Tuesday lamenting that “sanctuary should not be given to felons” but that she wants clarity from Gov. Jerry Brown (D) about whether local laws were followed before urging reforms.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, her Democratic colleague in the state, also issued a sharply worded statement, condemning the release of Lopez-Sanchez and calling on San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to participate in a Homeland Security Department program encouraging communication between local and federal enforcement officials. But she also left open the question of whether she thinks the sanctuary law contributed to Steinle’s death.
“As a member of the Judiciary Committee, I am looking at whether additional federal legislation may be necessary,” she said.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), meanwhile, is suggesting the error surrounding Lopez-Sanchez’s release occurred even before he was in the custody of San Francisco police.
Pelosi, who represents the city, questioned why the Federal Bureau of Prisons transferred Lopez-Sanchez to local police while ICE had a pending detainer for his deportation.
“It’s an ongoing investigation, and we’re trying to get all the facts on it, but the question I have, I keep asking is: When this gentleman was released from the Bureau of Prisons on a previous occasion he went right to ICE, and this time they did something different. And we can’t seem to get an explanation as to why,” Pelosi said Wednesday.
Gentleman, huh? Strange, but in weakly defending their policy that allows illegal murderers to roam free, suddenly they’re not blaming guns. Hmm.
Meanwhile, the mealy-mouthed San Francisco Sheriff is trying to deflect blame, and as it turns out, his office specifically requested the killer be returned to San Francisco. Good luck spinning that.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has deflected blame in the release of a Mexican national now facing murder charges in the Pier 14 slaying by demanding to know why federal authorities returned him to San Francisco to face a 20-year-old marijuana charge in the first place.
The answer, it turns out, is that the Sheriff’s Department asked federal officials to do so.
Mirkarimi’s agency requested custody of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez as he was completing a 46-month stint in federal prison in March in San Bernardino County, according to a Sheriff’s Department letter obtained by The Chronicle. Lopez-Sanchez had been deported five times to Mexico and had been imprisoned for illegally re-entering the U.S.
Sen. Jeff Sessions suggested Wednesday that the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle could have prevented if the Obama administration enforced immigration laws.“Her death could have been prevented. But the extreme open-borders ideology that rejects even the deportation of criminals … has led to her death as it has led to the death of many others,” the Alabama Republican said.