In a heated exchange, Fox News’ Griff Jenkins confronted California Governor Jerry Brown over the sanctuary status of his state. This occurred Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Brown was there to make the case for the sanctuary law in California.
Brown was triggered by a question about Orange County and over a dozen California cities openly opposing the sanctuary law. Many have joined the federal government in a lawsuit against the state. Brown said that Jenkins assertion was “absolutely false” and “outlandish.”
Later, Jenkins approached Brown in the hallway where things got really intense. Brown ranted about Fox News being unfair and stuck his finger in Jenkins chest:
“Let’s be honest. There’s a lot of politics in this on all sides,” he said, accusing Fox News of “exploiting” the issue of illegal immigrants committing crimes.
He also said “no law is perfect” and that he hopes lawsuits by cities and towns opposed to the law will help “clarify” the statute.
“With all due respect, I want to protect people,” Brown said, muttering “Fox nonsense” as he walked away.
Jenkins later said, “It was a moment perhaps he missed by not reaching out to his citizens who feel that they have been wronged and, of course, the families of those victims that see this as a problem that is not being addressed properly.”