Why isn’t Obama as vexed over crimes like this as he is about shootings?

President Obama
President Obama

On Oct. 2, 2015, Barack Obama issued a public statement that contained a threat of sorts. “Each time this happens I’m going to bring this up,” he warned. “Each time this happens I am going to say that we can actually do something about it.”

The event he was referring to was a mass shooting, this one at Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg, Ore. The catalyst for the president’s remarks was the nation’s lack of “common sense gun legislation.”

It’s bad enough for a nation’s leader to exploit a heinous crime to score political points. It’s worse when that leader is selective about which crimes he exploits.

If Obama is earnest about curtailing atrocities like the one at Umpqua, why is he not equally adamant about atrocities like the one committed last November by Jose Alejandro Najarro?

As Austin NBC affiliate KXAN explains, Najarro is accused of luring a 12-year-old female neighbor into his home Nov. 1 on the pretext of adjusting his TV. Once the child was inside his home, the victim alleges, Najarro sexually assaulted her. The girl is now pregnant.

Najarro, who was been booked into Hays County Jail March 24, is being held not only on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault of a minor but on an “immigration detainer.” Najarro, it turns out, is in the country illegally.

This is hardly the first crime committed in the U.S. by an illegal immigrant. In fact, such crimes happen relatively often, yet Obama never mentions them…

Read the full article by Howard Portnoy at LibertyUnyielding.

Photo credit US Embassy New Zealand

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