Democrat Senator in Red State Back Trump on Important Legislation

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.

The bill needs 60 votes in the Senate to overcome a filibuster. It failed with 55 yes votes in 2016.


Originally published by the Free Beacon.