Gowdy: Obama Can Call Celebs, Athletes, But Not Kate Steinle's Parents?
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) appeared on "Varney and Co." today and called out President Obama for not reaching out to Kate Steinle's family following her murder, which was allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant.
"We have a president who loves to call entertainers and loves to call athletes. And I'm sure that makes the news and that's fun to talk to famous people," Gowdy said.
"But when you have an innocent young woman who is doing nothing more than walking with her father in an American city, and [she] is killed by someone who has been deported five times and done state, local and federal time and is unlawfully in possession of a firearm, I think the least you can do is at least express your condolences," Gowdy said.
"He's a father, too. Just father to father: 'I am so sorry this happened to your daughter.' And it would be great if he pledged to do something about it."
Gowdy added that since San Francisco officials seem unwilling to alter their sanctuary city policy toward illegal immigrants, then Obama and Congress should force them to make changes through the Supremacy Clause or simply by cutting their money.
Watch the "Varney and Co." interview above.