PA-Sen: Toomey, McGinty Continue Fight Over “Sanctuary Cities” (VIDEO)
Pat Toomey is doubling (one could say tripling or even quadrupling) down on his sanctuary city strategy.
Ever since Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced in January that he would be restoring the city’s so-called “sanctuary city” policy, Senator Toomey has made denouncing that decision a major part of his campaign.
He’s persistently attacked his opponent Katie McGinty’s support of a form of this policy, by airing a radio ad and advertising the support of various local sheriffs and District Attorneys.
Yesterday, he even gave a speech on the Senate floor where he invoked the memory of Kate Steinle who was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco.
That case received a large amount of attention thanks to Donald Trump, who pointed to the incident as justification for controversial comments he made during his presidential announcement speech.
Meanwhile, the McGinty camp has criticized the Toomey campaign’s use of the hashtag #PhillyMcGinty. The Democratic nominee sees this an insulting, exclusionary tactic against PA’s largest city although Toomey denies those charges.