Tillis continues fight to combat sanctuary cities


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In an interview published by Fox News yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis discussed his legislation to combat sanctuary cities that was mentioned by President Trump in the State of the Union, and pointed out that Nancy Pelosi will be endangering her majority if she refuses to take up the common-sense measure this session.

Sanctuary policies have also become a major issue in the North Carolina Senate race, as independent fact checkers have confirmed that both Cal Cunningham and Erica Smith “support the idea of enabling” sanctuary cities. Cunningham doubled down on that position in an interview earlier this week, which in addition to the over $15 million that has been spent on television ads attempting to bolster the progressive credentials of Chuck Schumer’s handpicked candidate, further underscores how the Democratic primary has become a race to the left.

Fox News Interview:
Sen. Tillis: Sanctuary bill Trump mentioned during SOTU will become law if GOP wins back House
Nick Givas
Fox News
February 20, 2020

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., whose sanctuary city bill was mentioned by President Trump during his State of the Union address, said the measure will become law if Republicans win back the House this November.

Tills’ bill, “The Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act,” would force sanctuary cities and municipalities to waive their immunity so they could be sued in civil court by those affected by their policies.

The language specifically cites those who are hurt or killed as a result of ignoring a federal detainer and release notification request. They, or their families, would have the legal right to sue for damages if the legislation became law.

When asked if a GOP-led House was a prerequisite for seeing the bill get passed, Tillis said a Republican House would greatly increase the chances of it going through. However, he still plans to send the bill to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in an effort to force public debate.

“When we get it to the floor, if I have to, I’ll go through unanimous consent if we can’t attach it to a bill and send it over to the House,” he said. “And have them explain why they would deny a victim’s right measure, to pass through the Senate.

“I want to get it to the House so that if Nancy Pelosi refuses to take it up, then they can answer that question on the campaign trail in a number of now, Democrat-held House positions, that are already looking vulnerable,” Tillis continued. “Because when I go out across the state or across the country and talk about it, I’m getting broad support for it.”

Tillis, who said he’s had frequent conversations with the president about the bill, claimed the measure will make the country safer and has the full support of the White House.

“When I first filed the bill last year the president reached out to me and his staff [said] it was a great idea. Virtually every time I’ve spoken with him, and when I speak with him freely he brings it up – he obviously brought it up during the State of the Union. He was down in Charlotte two days later and he brought it up again. It’s an important bill. It will make communities safer.”

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