Rep. King To McConnell, “Bring Sanctuary City Bill To The Floor NOW”

Mitch McConnell needs to get the lead out to borrow an expression, and to do it soon before more people get hurt.

Illegal immigration is an intense scourge on resources and on the safety of legal citizens in general. All you have to do is lightly scan a random three weeks worth of newspapers in any major city and you will see quite clearly how illegal immigration is negatively impacting the lives of ordinary Americans.

Yet, there are elected officials that wish to not only do nothing to punish them for entering illegally, but to coddle them and keep them safe so the big bad government doesn’t come looking for them.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said on Friday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) should bring legislation that he and other Republicans introduced last June that would allow victims of criminal illegal aliens and their families in so-called sanctuary cities to sue those jurisdictions for damages.

“It sits on Mitch McConnell’s desk,” King said. “Whether they have the votes or whether they don’t I would call on Mitch McConnell — put it on the floor. Let America know where they stand.”

“If we are willing to accept sanctuary cities, we’re also willing to accept the defiance of the Constitution of the United States and federal law,” King said.

Breitbart News asked King about the bill at a rally outside the Capitol put on by Angel Families, an organization made up of families of Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens. 

King introduced Iowan Michelle Root, co-founder of Angel Families, whose daughter was killed by a drunk-driving illegal alien 24 hours after she graduated from college and vowed to help Americans like her that have suffered this kind of tragedy.

King said the legislation, co-authored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), would provide help by giving standing to victims and their families through lawsuits challenging sanctuary city policies for harming American citizens.

“That makes the people that make these [sanctuary city] decisions personally liable for those decisions,” King told Breitbart News.

Goodlatte referred to Sarah Root when he introduced the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (HR 3003) and the associated Sarah and Grant’s Law, “which ensures unlawful immigrants convicted of drunk driving or arrested for other dangerous crimes are detained during their removal proceedings.”

In January 2015, Grant Ronnebeck was murdered at a convenience store by a convicted felon who was free on bond while facing deportation.

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