One can hardly imagine the state of mind, or souls, of these Congressmen that can sleep, play on their phones or otherwise ignore their fellow Americans as they sit before them delivering such testimony. It seems that the only thing that is going to save this nation is a complete revolution.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley told TheDC he could not speak to Durden’s claim, because he was primarily focused on the families and not the other members. However, Grassley did say that members do react to e-mails and texts from staff indicating when action on an amendment, for example, of theirs is happening on the floor.
The hearing was called after 32-year-old Kate Steinle was allegedly killed in San Francisco July 1 by Mexican illegal Francisco Sanchez. Media attention surrounding the case skyrocketed as a result of Republican presidential candidate’s Donald Trump’s focus on the issue.
“It’s unbelievable to see so many innocent Americans that have been killed by undocumented immigrant felons in recent years,” Kate’s father Jim Steinle told lawmakers
Durden, a legal immigrant from Germany who became a U.S. citizen in 1993, lost her son Dominic in 2012 when an illegal alien from Guatemala, Juan Zacarias Tzun, smashed his truck into him while Dominic, a police department dispatcher, was riding on his motorcycle to work in Moreno Valley, Calif.
Dominic was killed instantly. Tzun who was 33 at the time, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge– vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence. Tzun, who had a long rap sheet that included arrests for felony armed robbery and grand theft, spent 35 days in jail, and was later deported to his home country in March of 2014.
“I’m grateful to be heard–to have our kids’ names out there–to hear those stories and make sure that somehow, somewhere, somebody is going to stop this insanity of more American citizens getting killed for nothing. It’s not necessary,” Durden said.
She added she is also grateful that Trump brought the issue to the forefront.
“Mr. Donald Trump, no matter how people respond to him–whether they like him or dislike him, for me personally, and I’m not a politician, I love the man for what he did for us. He put it up front,” she said.