Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has promised to defund sanctuary cities in the U.S. If Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton wins in November, American voters will have to decide whether sanctuary cities will be legal or not, though her running mate Tim Kaine indicated last week he’d like to see local communities continue to make that choice.
Appearing at a rally in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday night, Judge Jeanine Pirro ripped into both Clinton and Kaine for attempting to block local communities from keeping violent offenders out of their cities.
“Hillary Clinton, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, [California] Senator Kamala Harris, and her running mate Tim Kaine want to force our communities to bring criminals into our states. I won’t have it,” she said. “A leader has to be able to stop bullying from law enforcement.”
Trump received a boost from Judge Jeanine this past week after he lost to Clinton in the first presidential debate. She compared him to a “breakout candidate” and spoke highly of his performance in the debate.
But does Judge Jeanine have any merit? Take a look:
Trump supporters decry Clinton’s attempt to “force the criminal element” into communities
Trump has been hesitant to call for violent criminal offenders to be forcibly deported from the U.S. In 2015, he said that as president he would not be “trying to round up and round up and round up people and deport them.”
Instead, he said he would work to deal with the criminals inside the U.S.
The Fox News commentator also told a story about a 17-year-old boy and his nine-year-old brother. The boy had been in a gang and had fallen in with the wrong crowd, she said. Instead of putting the boy in juvenile detention, the boy was allowed to stay in the neighborhood, she said. The gang activity started and the boy found himself in serious trouble.
He was convicted of rape, sodomy and burglary.
“Make no mistake: When Hillary Clinton wins the White House this November, America’s criminal justice system is going to change,” Judge Jeanine said. “It is going to turn back the clock on your right to keep and bear arms, your freedom of religion, and your right to home and family.”
Judge Jeanine encouraged people to join her activist group, “Join Together: Faith, Family and Freedom.” It is “dedicated to fighting Hillary’s policies of amnesty, mass immigration, mass sexual assaults, and sanctuary cities.”
“Until [this election] ends, don’t let this happen to you or to your family,” she said. “Your vote is your weapon!”
Read the full article at Politico Magazine.