During a recent panel discussion on her Fox News Channel program The Kelly File, anchor Megyn Kelly grew impatient in her quest to find out why Barack Obama has not publicly addressed the murder of San Francisco woman Kate Steinle. An illegal immigrant with five previous deportations has been charged with the crime.
Guest Marc Thiessen echoed Kelly’s concerns.
“He had plenty to say when it came to Trayvon Martin, when it came to Michael Brown, when it came to Freddie Gray,” he said of Obama’s previous statements. “But all of a sudden a woman is killed by a criminal alien and … the president is tongue tied; he has nothing to say.”
Thiessen offered his theory for the disparate responses.
“In all of those other cases,” he said, Obama “had a liberal policy point he wanted to make – about gun control, about police bias, about racial profiling. In this case, he has no policy points he wants to make; because the policies he supports are the ones that got this woman killed!”
Kelly turned to leftist radio host Richard Fowler for his take.
“The reason why the Kate Steinle murder happened,” he said, “and the White House will tell you the same thing, is because we have a broken immigration system.”
Kelly bristled as Fowler repeatedly attempted to blame Republicans for America’s current immigration problems. She asked multiple times for an explanation for Obama’s silence on the issue, prompting her guest to continue echoing his talking points.
“Stop that, stop that, stop that,” Kelly interrupted, insisting Fowler would not provide an answer to her question because none exists.
“He picks and chooses the victims he wants to highlight,” she said of Obama, “and apparently this victim wasn’t deemed worthy.”
When Fowler asserted that the Obama administration does not support sanctuary cities, Kelly shot back with a reference to testimony earlier this year by the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
She said Sarah Saldana’s congressional appearance made it “perfectly clear that this administration is fine with sanctuary cities.”
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BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.