GOP cuts Trump’s favorite part of "Kate’s Law"

O’Reilly was Kate’s Law’s loudest champion, frequently touting it on his program. His website had a petition viewers could sign calling on Republican leadership to give the bill a vote. And the mandatory sentencing requirements of at least 5 years in prison were key.

“The key word is ‘mandatory’ – no wiggle room,” he said on his July 13, 2015 show.

Kate’s Law passed House today, but it wasn’t O’Reilly’s Kate’s Law. Instead, the legislation increased the maximum sentences judges could hand down to certain immigrant offenders. There’s wiggle room aplenty.