• Trey Gowdy Held Back Tears As He GRILLED Homeland Security Sec. Johnson on Deadly Sanctuary Cities

    The always-fierce and fiery South Carolina Congressman became emotional Tuesday during a heated hearing over illegal immigration and so-called sanctuary cities.

    Gowdy’s frustration came after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused to back a federal crackdown on sanctuary cities, saying, “I do not think we should mandate the conduct of state and local law enforcement through legislation.”

    “The last time I looked we had a supremacy clause [in the Constitution], so federal law trumps state law, and God knows it trumps the law in San Francisco,” responded Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.).

    There’s been intense pressure on sanctuary cities since the violent murder of a young San Francisco woman by a felonious illegal immigrant, who had been deported several times.

    “To me, he is exhibit A that we don’t have control of over the border,” Gowdy said “Why was somebody who was in federal prison … released to a sanctuary city?”

    “You’d have to ask the Bureau of Prisons,” Johnson replied.

    On the five cities that flat-out won’t deport illegal criminal aliens Gowdy asked, “How the hell can a city tell you no?”

    “San Francisco may have been a sanctuary city for Sanchez but not for that young lady,” Gowdy said.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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