Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday evening took the gloves off against Washington Gov. Jay Inslee over the governor’s position on detaining illegal aliens, going so far as to label the veteran Democrat a “dunderhead.”
O’Reilly has been pushing for immigration reform and was a chief proponent of “Kate’s Law,” which was created following the murder of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier in July 2015. Her family filed a lawsuit against the city for its “sanctuary” policy in 2016, but on Jan. 10, a judge rejected that lawsuit, according to CNN.
Steinle was allegedly shot by an illegal immigrant who had been deported several times and was a recidivist felon. The gun had been stolen from a vehicle belonging to a federal law enforcement officer.
In Washington, Gov. Inslee has steadfastly defended “sanctuary” policies and was supportive when fellow Democrat Attorney General Bob Ferguson took the Trump administration to court over President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration sanctions. This week the president rescinded and replaced that order.
The video of O’Reilly’s blistering remarks about Inslee has been posted on YouTube and was shared on Facebook by the Washington State Republican Party. Toward the end of the five-minute segment, O’Reilly also called Inslee an “idiot.”
But Inslee and like-minded politicians have very little to say when illegal aliens commit vicious crimes in this country. There has not been much uproar over the gruesome slaying Monday of a 35-year-old North Carolina woman, allegedly by her 18-year-old son who, according to WNCN News, is in this country illegally from Honduras.
Authorities are still investigating that crime, and the report said that Oliver Mauricio Funes Machada has been charged with first-degree murder. Allegedly after killing his mother, he called police and then met them outside the house with her head in one hand and a large butcher’s knife in the other hand.
Inslee declared during a Feb. 23 press event that “Washington will not be a willing participant in promoting or carrying out mean-spirited policies that break up families and compromise our national security and importantly, our community safety.”
A major stink developed last month when a Washington State trooper was put under investigation for assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities about a man who was involved in a traffic accident in Pierce County, who happened to be in the country illegally.
According to the Tacoma News Tribune, that man’s name flagged a warning from ICE. He reportedly had a previous felony drug conviction and had been deported four times between 1996 and 2000, the newspaper reported.