- The Washington Times - Friday, July 10, 2015

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly gave an impassioned rebuke of the Obama administration’s silence on the killing of Kathryn “Kate” Steinle, 32, a woman shot by an illegal immigrant while she walked along San Francisco’s waterfront on June 30.

The Fox News host asked asked her guests why Mr. Obama highlighted the deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brown in Missouri, but not Steinle. The man accused of killing Steinle has seven prior felony convictions and was deported five times.

When radio host Richard Fowler tried to answer by saying Steinle’s death would not have happened if comprehensive immigration reform was passed, Mrs. Kelly cut him off.

“Stop that. Stop that. Stop that. Answer my question, please. Give an answer,” the Fox host said, Mediaite reported. “You can’t, because there isn’t one. There’s no excuse for it! He picks and chooses the victims he wants to highlight. And apparently, this victim wasn’t deemed worthy.”

Ms. Kelly noted that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined multiple requests to comment on the killing, instead referring reporters to the Department of Justice.

Mr. Fowler said he blamed cuts in border security by Republican politicians for creating sanctuary cities.

SEE ALSO: Kathryn Steinle fatally shot in San Francisco; suspect was deported five times: ICE

Francisco Sanchez, 45, admitted to a local ABC affiliate on July 5 that he killed Steinle. He told a reporter that it was an accident that happened after he took sleeping pills that he found in a Dumpster, the station reported.

Mr. Sanchez told the station that he went to San Francisco for a job and because he would not be pursued by immigration officials.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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