Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly launches his political platform...
BILL O'REILLY: It was quite clear last November that the country had lost confidence in President Obama's leadership and the policies of the Democratic Party in general.
In the House of Representatives, there are now 246 Republicans, 188 Democrats.
In the Senate, there are 54 Republicans, 44 Democrats and two Independents who lean Democratic.
So Republicans have a huge opportunity to pass legislation that would improve the lives of Americans.
Currently there are three very simple situations that need to be confronted.
First, the defunding of Planned Parenthood until a federal investigation into their selling of baby body parts is completed.
Second, the passing of Kate's Law, which would mandate aggravated felon illegal aliens who defy deportation be sentenced to a minimum of five years in a federal penitentiary.
And third, that sanctuary cities would lose federal funding.
Simple and direct proposed laws that I believe the majority of Americans would support...
So the question tonight, will Republicans in the Senate do the right thing and stand up for justice?
If they do not, I believe the American people will turn against the GOP.
The Senate and House will soon embark on vacation until September 8th.
So quick action would be good.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell's office tells The Factor the Senate will vote next week on legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.
That's an important vote in light of the horrific videos the nation has seen over the past month or so.
On the sanctuary city front, as we reported last night, 62% of Americans in a Rasmussen poll say they disapprove of cities and municipalities defying the feds on immigration law.
And Talking Points believes an overwhelming majority of Americans support Kate’s Law, as well.
I've asked Fox News to do a poll on Kate's Law. We should have the results next week.
Summing up, if the Republican Party does the right thing, Americans will take notice even if the president and the Democratic Party sabotage the legislation.
But if the GOPers do not stand up on these three vital issues, the party may lose all credibility.