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Congressman Mike Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Louisiana

Johnson Slams Court Decision in Murder Case of Kate Steinle

December 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) released the following statement regarding the acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate for the murder of Kate Steinle in June 2015:

“The jury verdict in the Kate Steinle murder case is an outrage. The illegal immigrant and career criminal who slayed her deserved the full weight of justice, but unfortunately, he has been acquitted. This tragedy is why I helped lead the passage of Kate's Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act in the House this summer. San Francisco, and any other city that endangers law-abiding citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws, should not receive another penny of federal funding.”


Johnson testified before the House Rules committee earlier this year on H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, and H.R. 3004Kate’s Law. These bills set strict penalties on dangerous sanctuary city policies that needlessly put innocent lives at risk and take further steps to ensure repeat-criminal aliens are punished accordingly. Both bills passed the House in June of 2017 with bipartisan support. You can view the video of Johnson’s testimony here. The text of the testimony can be found here.