Pelosi Belittles Congressional Bill to End Sanctuary Cities

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By Joe Guzzardi

Joe is a CAPS Senior Writing Fellow whose commentaries about California's social issues have run in newspapers throughout California and the country for nearly 30 years. Contact Joe at joeguzzardi@capsweb.org, or find him on Twitter @joeguzzardi19.

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July 27, 2015

Nancy Pelosi has represented San Francisco in the House of Representative for 27 years. During that time, Pelosi has served as Democratic Minority Whip, Speaker and is currently the Minority Leader. When Pelosi was Speaker, the Christian Science Monitor called her “the most powerful woman in American politics.”

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Pelosi indifferent to criminal aliens roaming San Francisco streets.

Pelosi has always been a lightning rod for Republicans, and seems to relish that role. During her career, Pelosi has been an unapologetic supporter of amnesty and increased H-1B visa issuance. A review of her immigration actions shows that she ranks among Congress’ worst in defending the border and protecting American jobs.

But in the aftermath of Kate Steinle’s murder in Pelosi’s San Francisco, the Minority Leader proved what a crass, insensitive partisan she truly is. Instead of opting for a timeout in her relentless pursuit of President Obama’s executive action amnesty, or signing H.R. 3009, a bill that on July 23 overwhelmingly passed in the House and would defund sanctuary cities, Pelosi berated Republicans. Pelosi scornfully called H.R. 3009 the “Donald Trump Act.”

From Pelosi’s blog: “This bill isn’t intended to solve a problem – but rather to demonize immigrants and appease the angry, anti-immigrant, Donald Trump-Steve King wing of the Republican Party.” Pelosi also claimed that the “Donald Trump Act” is “a wildly partisan, misguided bill that second-guesses the decisions of police chiefs around the country about how to best ensure public safety.” [Note: The Pelosi reference to “immigrants” is wrong. She’s talking about illegal aliens.]

Only Pelosi and Obama’s immigration officials could possibly interpret San Francisco Police Chief Ross Mirkarimi’s shameful role in the Steinle case as ensuring “public safety.”

In the meantime, the Steinle family is still waiting for condolences from the Obama administration or, for that matter, Pelosi. Kate’s brother Brad told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that “words cannot express” his disappointment at the struggle it is to get some in Congress like Pelosi to understand why the Steinle family wants to get felons off the streets. Watch Kelly’s interview with Brad here.

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