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Louisiana Senator Reframes Sanctuary City Vs. ICE Debate Around Me Too Movement

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Sen. Bill Cassidy took a new approach to criticizing California officials and sanctuary cities refusing to comply with ICE officers by directly reframing the debate around sexual and domestic abuse Thursday night.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 19: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) (L) speaks as Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) listens during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the Capitol September 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Senate Republican held a weekly policy luncheon to discuss GOP agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy speaks as Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell listens during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the Capitol September 19, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Louisiana Republican singled out Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in a Facebook post for alerting 115 criminal, illegal immigrants of a pending ICE operation in order to “protect” them from arrest and eventual deportation. (RELATED: Chaffetz Calls For Subpoena Of Oakland Mayor)

Cassidy noted that the charges for the 115 individuals included “child sex crimes” and that “it’s crazy these California Democrats are protecting dangerous criminals instead of putting the safety and security of American citizens first.”

Don’t they care if an American’s son or daughter is sexually assaulted?

Don’t they care if an American’s mother or father is robbed at gunpoint?

Don’t they care if a wife or girlfriend gets beaten black and blue by her partner?

“Some of these tragedies can be prevented — but not if sanctuary states and cities continue to stop the federal government from enforcing the law,” he wrote. “Enough is enough.”

Senator Cassidy’s office declined The Daily Caller’s request for additional comment on the DOJ’s lawsuit against California’s sanctuary city laws. (RELATED: The Justice Department’s Anti-Sanctuary City Lawsuit Explained)

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