GOP senator wonders if Trump is trying to 'make everybody crazy' with sanctuary cities idea

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Sunday questioned whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE is trying to "make everybody crazy" by proposing to release migrants in sanctuary cities.

"I don't know whether it's legal or illegal.  I mean, maybe he's just saying this to make everybody crazy, make everybody talk about [it] on their shows," Scott said during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union."


The Washington Post reported last Thursday that the White House previously proposed sending migrants to sanctuary cities, which are cities that do not fully enforce federal immigration laws. The proposal was reportedly shot down by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but Trump said in a pair of tweets Friday that the administration is giving "strong consideration" to the idea.

"Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only," he wrote on Twitter.

Trump added late Saturday that the ”USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities.”

In his interview on "State of the Union," Scott added that sanctuary cities "are illegal."

"That's clearly contempt for the law.  You don't get to pick and choose what laws you do and what laws you comply with. You and I don't get to. Cities don't get to," he said.