Conservative columnist and New York Times best-selling author Ann Coulter says Attorney General Jeff Sessions “better be ready to arrest all” members of Congress who are expected to bring illegal aliens as their dates to President Trump’s “State of the Union” (SOTU) address.
Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. She is a frequent guest on many TV shows, including Hannity, Piers Morgan, Red Eye, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Fox & Friends, Dr. Drew, Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Hannity, The O’Reilly Factor, and has been profiled in numerous publications, including TV Guide, the Guardian (UK), the New York Observer, National Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, The Washington Post, The New York Times and Elle magazine. She was the April 25, 2005 cover story of Time magazine. In 2001, Coulter was named one of the top 100 Public Intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner.
Trump made immigration a centerpiece of his campaign, and he has relied on his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to keep that promise. To encourage local jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, Sessions has implemented new conditions for federal law enforcement grants. Cities that do not report the arrest of an illegal immigrant to federal immigration officials will be denied these funds. This is a wise use of the carrot that is federal funding because, as Sessions has put it, “so-called ‘sanctuary’ cities make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes.” Moreover, at the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the DoJ is investigating the possibility of bringing criminal charges against political leaders of “sanctuary cities,” who deliberately defy federal law.
In an interview with conservative talk radio host Howie Carr, Coulter said Sessions should be gearing up to arrest Washington, D.C. politicians who arrive at Trump’s SOTU address with illegal aliens.
COULTER: I’ve also heard they’re planning on inviting illegal aliens. So Jeff Sessions better be ready to arrest all of them for conspiring to commit a crime, which I believe is a felony under federal law in all 50 states, even if the crime itself is not a felony. I mean, they had to have meetings, they had to make a phone call. These are people who are in the country illegally and anyone conspiring with them to keep them here illegally, to invite them to a State of the Union address, Jeff Sessions should have them all arrested and I mean the congressmen.