Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) said that she will “probably” vote for Kate’s Law at a town hall event Thursday after opposing a version of the immigration enforcement bill in 2016.
McCaskill’s comment was reported by Politico, which is following the senator as she holds town halls across Missouri in counties that President Donald Trump won in November.
Kate’s Law would enhance penalties for illegal immigrants who re-enter the country after being deported. The bill is named after Kathryn Steinle, who in 2015 was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco at the age of 32. Authorities said the killer was Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a convicted felon who had had been deported five times but had returned to the United States.
"I will probably vote for Kate's Law," McCaskill says of House bill hiking penalties for illegal immigration that's hated by Dem base.
— Elana Schor (@eschor) July 6, 2017
Originally published by the Free Beacon.