California became a so-called “sanctuary state” and legalized recreational marijuana on the same day — and that double-whammy sent the “Fox & Friends” hosts reeling.
State and local law enforcement agencies are now prohibited from using their resources and personnel to enforce federal immigration laws, which the Fox News hosts portrayed as a personal affront to President Donald Trump.
“This is incredible,” said co-host Brian Kilmeade, in front of a large graphic reading “California Craziness.” “The immigrants here among our population, you don’t have to fear deportation. They are not immigrants — immigrants are allowed to be here, illegal immigrants aren’t. They snuck in, that’s a little dissemination. If you are in a public school, public library, health care facility — they are safe zones from Donald Trump. They say it’s you against Donald Trump.”
The state also became the sixth to permit the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, and co-host Ainsley Earhardt imagined how the two laws might work together.
“Not only if you are illegal, you are welcome in California, also if you want to get high, you are welcome there, too,” Earhardt said. “So you can be illegal and wasted on marijuana and live in that state and be just fine.”
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Trump alerts ‘active-duty U.S. military police’ for possible deployment to Minnesota: report
President Donald Trump's administration is contemplating using active-duty U.S. troops in an attempt to quell the protests in Minneapolis, the Associated Press reported early Saturday morning.
As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests," the AP reported.
"Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours. The people did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations," the AP explained.
John Roberts joins liberals as Supreme Court rejects challenge to Newsom’s COVID-19 limits on California church attendance
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California. The San Diego area church tried to challenge the state's limits on attendance at worship services:
The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday. The church said it has crowds of 200 to 300 people for its services.