Can ANYONE PLEASE tell me the "insane" logic as to why tax payers should continue to fund and support Sanctuary Cities who harbor, protect, and release murderers, thugs, and criminals. I thought one of the Government responsibilities was to protect the general welfare.
How can ANY Senator vote to allow this insanity to continue?
No doubt, these Dem Senators are showing their true colors and their total disregard for the welfare of our citizens.
How can any citizen VOTE to re-elect these lawless politicians who are placing our families in danger and are SUPPORTING and encouraging this insanity to continue?
Are we as a Nation really this stupid?
Story below (with "smiley" editorial) :
Senate Dems block anti-sanctuary city bill
Number of sanctuary cities in the US rises to 340
Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican-backed bill that would crack down on so-called sanctuary cities by threatening to withhold funds to local governments that don't cooperate with federal immigration officials.
The bill failed on a 54-45 vote. It needed 60 to advance.
The Stop Sanctuary Cities Act became a lightning rod issue ahead of the vote, as GOP sponsors tried to peel off just a few Democrats to support it while Democratic leaders blasted the legislation as counterproductive. The White House issued a formal veto threat Tuesday morning, while the chamber's top Democrat tried to discredit the measure by calling it "The Donald Trump Act."
But GOP backers cast the legislation as a critical first step toward reining in the exploding, and risky, practice of cities and counties ignoring federal immigration law.
"Sanctuary cities and the associated violent crimes by illegal immigrants are reaching a critical point, and we cannot wait any longer to take action to protect Americans here at home," sponsor Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said in a statement.