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Jeh Johnson’s Reaction to Steinle Family Question, ‘Who?’ Not Sure if Admin Has Contacted

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he didn’t know if the administration had contacted Kate Steinle’s family and responded “To who?” after being asked if the family had been contacted on Tuesday.

Johnson was asked by Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH) “has the administration reached out to the Steinle family, to your knowledge?” He responded, “To who?” After Chabot said Steinle was killed by a person who had been deported repeatedly and had a criminal record, and asked if the administration had reached out to her family, Johnson answered, “I’m sorry, I don’t know the answer to that question, sir.”

Johnson did promise that he would look into it after Chabot asked, and pointed to his practice of personally writing letters to sheriffs, commissioners, or chiefs who have lost officers in the line of duty.

(h/t Michael Mumford)

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