“Look into her eyes,” Jesse Watters said as he held up a picture of murder victim Kate Steinle while confronting several politicians in San Francisco.
Steinle died at the hands of an illegal immigrant who admitted to firing the .40 caliber pistol that took her life, but claims it went off accidentally. The man, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had previously been deported several times. But San Francisco's “Sanctuary City” policy protected him from being deported again, despite a red flag raised by the Federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Watters, a producer for the “The O'Reilly Factor” on Fox News, went to San Francisco to confront San Francisco city supervisors over the controversial policy, and to get reaction from members of the community over the recent murder that has grabbed national headlines.
Watters attended an open forum of the city supervisors, where he dramatically held up a photograph of Ms. Steinle and spoke to the local politicians:
I'd like to address your dangerous sanctuary city policy. I'd like to show you a picture. This is Kate Steinle. She was murdered by an illegal alien who had been deported five times and had six felony convictions. But for some reason, the city of San Francisco let this guy out.
None of the elected officials, accountable to the people of San Francisco, responded or made any comment except:
“Thank you very much. Next speaker, please.”
Multiple elected officials have condemned the policy of providing sanctuary for felons, including Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has changed her tune on such policies since 2008.