Jose Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant who shot and killed Kate Steinle in 2015 has been found not guilty, I’m sure you know that.
Zarate had previously been deported 5 times and was a convicted felon. He was in San Francisco due to their sanctuary status and was released by the county jail despite federal agents requesting he be held and deported.
We all know the story, it’s everywhere and has been covered on and off since 2015.
Since his “not guilty” verdict, many Republicans have been on the offense calling it exactly what it was… b.s. Now, Sarah Sanders has some words about the matter and it’s something we seriously need right now.
Her full statement:
“Yesterday’s verdict in San Francisco underscores the danger to public safety when our Nation fails to enforce its laws. Kate Steinle was killed by an illegal immigrant and convicted felon who had been deported from the United States five times. He, and countless other criminal illegal immigrants like him, should never be allowed to threaten our citizens.”
“It’s more important now than ever for Congress to secure our borders and provide the resources, including more ICE officers, needed to deport criminal illegal aliens and to finally stop sanctuary city policies that cause needless loss of innocent life. Politicians who fail to address these needs share responsibility for preventable crimes committed against innocent Americans.”
“Had San Francisco enforced our Nation’s immigration laws, the Steinle family would be celebrating this holiday with all of their loved ones.”
President Donald Trump released a series of Tweets on the matter as well… and I think he hits the nail on the head:
“A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.”
“The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court. His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!”
“The jury was not told the killer of Kate was a 7 time felon. The Schumer/Pelosi Democrats are so weak on Crime that they will pay a big price in the 2018 and 2020 Elections.”