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Michigan Rep. Was Only GOP To Vote Against Kate’s Law, Tweets Why

The House passed two laws on Thursday. Kate’s Law and The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act passed through the House with ease. Only one Republican in Michigan voted no.

Kate’s Law, named for Kate Steinle who was killed in 2015 allegedly by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who was caught reentering the country illegally after being deported passed along with the bill that would cut off federal grants from the Department of Justice to those cities failing to enforce federal immigration policies.

Kate’s Law would require a mandatory sentence for illegal immigrants who are caught trying to re-enter the country illegally after being deported.

Final tally: Kate’s law passed 257-167, with one Republican voting no and 25 Democrats voting yes. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act passed 228-195. Three Democrats voted yes and seven Republicans voted no on the sanctuary cities bill.

What is notable is the one NO vote for Kate’s Law. You might be asking yourself who would vote against a law that would protect our children and punish wrongdoers?

That’s what people on social media wanted to know.

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., whose Twitter account indicates  ‘Laws must be general, equal, and certain.’ —F.A. Hayek’ tweeted:

“I voted no today on two bills that together violate the 1st, 4th, 5th, 10th, and 11th Amendments. I will always defend our Constitution.”

Amash provided no clear explanation as to how requiring a mandatory sentence for repeat illegal immigrants offenders violated the U.S. Constitution.

However, those on social media weren’t buying his excuse for being the only Republican holdout to vote NO on Kate’s Law.

https://twitter.com/KimMoor20918476/status/880567956597592064

https://twitter.com/votetrump77/status/880578091726376961

One liberal decided to speak up in Amash’s defense.

https://twitter.com/MAS8812/status/880561528012931076

That pretty much says it all!

Good luck in your next election Amash. It looks like you’re going to need it!

 

 

 

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1 Comment on Michigan Rep. Was Only GOP To Vote Against Kate’s Law, Tweets Why

  1. This guy needs to be gone… asap.

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