By now you have heard about the horrifying rape of a 14-year old student at Rockville High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. Two illegal immigrants, one 18 years of age and one 17, attacked the girl in a bathroom. Both alleged attackers were detained by immigration authorities but released prior to trial. Both made their way to Montgomery County, which has been a sanctuary county for illegal immigrants for quite some time.

Citizens around Maryland have been absolutely appalled by this crime. But the reaction here in Maryland from a radical left-wing protected by gerrymandering has been absolutely absurd.

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith has to date refused to do anything about public safety in Montgomery County schools, and originally refused to cooperate with the office of Governor Larry Hogan in sharing information about the alleged assault. Smith’s inaction on protecting students has created a sense of uncertainty in Montgomery County students. On Red Maryland Radio last night we spoke with Ryan Gniadek, Chairman of the Montgomery County Teenage Republicans. Gniadek spoke about the concern that he and his fellow students had about safety in their own schools in the wake of this incident and Dr. Smith’s inaction on the subject. Gniadek’s group has created a petition to demand Dr. Smith’s removal.

But it’s not just educrats who have made decisions that jeopardize public safety. On Tuesday Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly passed the Maryland Law Enforcement and Trust Act, which will prohibit law enforcement in Maryland from detaining illegal immigrants already in custody for the purpose of turning them over to federal immigration authority.

The Democrats in the General Assembly passed this four days after the heinous attack in Rockville.

The issue of crime in thanks to Montgomery County’s Sanctuary City status goes far beyond this Rockville crime. International gangs operate in Montgomery County with great regularity. Red Maryland’s Rob Carson talked about how his house was burglarized by five suspects, all of who were illegal immigrants. The suspects were released prior to trial and were never heard from again.

That the Democrats in Maryland are prioritizing the protection of illegal immigrants over public safety should not be a surprise. At Red Maryland we’ve been covering the Democrats support of illegal immigration for nearly ten years. Democrats passed the DREAM Act in 2011, guaranteeing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. When local leaders petitioned the DREAM Act to referendum, liberals joined with the ACLU to lawyer-up and tried to sue to keep the voters from deciding the issue. After the petition was submitted, state officials allowed CASA de Maryland to take possession of the personal information of all 67,000 people who signed the petition so they could take it to Kinko’s and obtained their personal information.

This is Democratic establishment who is far out of touch with reality.

When the DREAM Act was on the ballot, we at Red Maryland vigorously opposed its passage. And what we wrote in 2012 was very prescient:

A NO vote on Question 4 not only promotes the rule of law and the dignity of citizenship, it is a vote to restore balance and democracy to a state whose leaders have long ago abandoned the will of the people with impunity.

Nearly five years later, we see Maryland’s leftists continue to disrespect the rule of law and disrespect the will of the people of our state.

Fortunately, the citizens of Maryland stood up in 2014 and elected a Republican, Larry Hogan, as Governor. Governor Hogan is standing up for citizens and standing up for the rule of law by pledging to veto the Maryland Law Enforcement and Trust Act. He understands the importance of the respect for the rule of law, and to respect the impact this bill will have on the citizens of our state.

The lesson of all of this is the fact that Democrats will politicize anything to protect their core values. That they will do it despite its impact on public safety and immediately after a heinous and avoidable attack on a 14-year old girl is disheartening and disturbing.