Obama Would Veto Sanctuary Cities Bill
President Obama says he’ll veto a Senate bill that would crack down on sanctuary cities.
Two Democrats (Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia) joined 52 Republicans voting in favor of it, while one Republican, two independents and 42 Democrats voted against it.
Illustrating just how divisive the issue has become, Republicans are referring to the bill — officially called the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act — as “Kate’s Law,” in honor of Kathryn Steinle, a San Francisco woman who was shot to death on a San Francisco pier by an immigrant in the country illegally.
“When felons enter our country illegally and repeatedly, is it fair to victims and families to not do what we can now to stop them?” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said on the Senate floor Tuesday.
Democrats, meanwhile, are calling the bill “The Donald Trump Act.”