Chad’s Morning Brief: Democrats Block Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill and Joe Biden Revises History
Democrats have no problem with Sanctuary Cities and those who break the law. The Chad Hasty Show airs 8:30-11am on 790AM KFYO.
Democrats Support Sanctuary Cities
According to FOX News, Senate Democrats blocked a bill Tuesday that would have gone a long way to halt Sanctuary Cities.
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.
The bill was considered months after a young woman's murder in San Francisco allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant touched off a national debate over immigration law.
Vitter had urged colleagues to "remember Kate Steinle's vicious murder and the tens of thousands of crimes committed by illegal immigrants within our borders."
It's a shame that Democrats don't want cities to respect the rule of law.
Biden Revises History
Vice President Joe Biden must be getting ready to run for President. According to CNN, Biden is now telling people that he backed the raid on bin Laden.
His remarks come as he considers facing off against the former secretary of state in the 2016 presidential race, and they seem to signal that he sees his earlier stance on the raid as a potential liability.
At an event honoring former Vice President Walter Mondale, Biden said he had privately advised the President to pursue the raid on bin Laden's compound after initially advising a more cautious approach at a Cabinet meeting.
"We walked out of the room and walked upstairs," Biden said. "I told him my opinion: I thought he should go, but to follow his own instincts."
The new account is a significant departure from what he said at a Democratic retreat in January 2012.
"Mr. President, my suggestion is, 'Don't go,'" Biden said, according to an ABC News report from that time.
"'We have to do two more things to see if he's there,'" Biden recalled, though the story did not include what those two things were.
The Cabinet meeting Biden referred to has been described by several people in the administration, including President Barack Obama himself.
The President asked his closest advisers for input on how he should respond to intelligence that bin Laden was holed up in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan -- intelligence that was anything but certain.
So which version should people believe? I'm going to go with the original version of the story. Like Clinton, Biden is terrible on foreign policy.