Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally: “Steinle Was Killed Because the Laws on the Books Were Not Enforced”

December 1, 2017
Press Release
Congresswoman Discusses What Kate Steinle Verdict Means for Sanctuary Cities and Border Security with Varney & Co. on FOX

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Martha McSally today joined Stuart Varney on Fox News to discuss the jury’s verdict on Kate Steinle and what it means for border security and sanctuary cities.

“This is a shocking decision. This man came illegally to the United States five times, one time, at least, through Arizona. In the sanctuary city of San Francisco he had a detainer and federal officials begged ‘please, this man is a danger, hand him over to us’ and the city refused to,” said Congresswoman McSally.  “Kate Steinle was killed because the laws on the books were not enforced. The dangerous policies of sanctuary cities, like San Francisco, are not safe for Americans and their families.”

The Congresswoman pointed to legislation she supports to cut off federal grants to sanctuary cities that do not enforce federal laws, as well as Kate’s Law, named after Kate Steinle, which will increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States.   

McSally also talked about the need to enforce border security. “We absolutely need to be increasing our border security to include physical infrastructures where necessary and additional technology so border patrol can do their job and stop the entry of illegal felons like him,” McSally said.

Watch their exchange by clicking HERE or below: