Dem Congressman Luis Gutierrez blew up over Trump’s decision to end the DACA program and said in his rant that Marine General John Kelly disgraces his uniform.
President Trump has given Congress 6 months to fix the unconstitutional DACA program which gave illegal immigrant, “dreamers” work permits, social security numbers, and federal benefits. The left is outraged and protests have been going off all over the country, most notably, high school and college students walking out of class to protest the decision and of course the mob protesting outside of Trump Tower.
Illinois Congressman Lois Gutierrez was one of many, including Obama, who has weighed in on the issue.
IJR| Luis Gutierrez represents the 4th district of Illinois and has so for nearly 20 years. The congressman did not hold back in his criticism of Trump’s decision to end DACA, saying in a statement:
Immigrant youth, immigrant families, and our allies in all sectors of American life are here to stay, regardless of the President’s mass deportation fantasies and objectives.
America is a better country than its President and most Americans do not want to see documented immigrants converted into undocumented immigrants.
The congressman went on to say the Trump administration has “white supremacist” goals (emphasis added):
This Administration is on a very dangerous trajectory towards the full-throated endorsement of white supremacy—the likes of which we haven’t seen in the open from a sitting President for a century… But this action on DACA to pull the rug out from under almost 800,000 documented immigrants who have lived here for at least ten years and cast them back into the shadows is the ugliest act of appeasement for the far-right’s white-supremacist goals of them all, so far.
However, whatever one’s opinions are on President Trump, the next line of attack should be unsettling. Gutierrez leveled a double-barrel attack on 4-Star Marine General John Kelly. Kelly currently serves as Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff in the White House. Kelly enlisted in the Marines as a young man during Vietnam and has served his country consistently over the last 40 years, rising to the highest ranks the military has to offer.
Kelly served in multiple war zones and tragically lost his son in Afghanistan when a terrorist IED exploded. Kelly’s son is buried in Arlington.
General Kelly, when he was the head of Homeland Security, lied straight to the faces of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus about preventing the mass deportation of DREAMers. Now as Chief of Staff, this former general is executing the plan to take away their lifeline and taking steps to criminalize young people who live and work here legally.
General Kelly is a hypocrite who is a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear. He has no honor and should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists and those enabling the President’s actions by ‘just following orders.
The “Honorable” Mr. Gutierrez has never served his country (aside from his district) in any real, or meaningful way and the true disgrace is that he has been in his job for 20 years and has done nothing legislatively that would have precluded President Trump undoing an unlawful Executive Order made by his predecessor.
How many Years did he serve in the armed forces? That’s right… Zero! The problem with Congress is that they constantly blather on about things they don’t know anything about.