Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) berated Division of Homeland Safety Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she testified earlier than the Home Judiciary Committee Thursday. He mentioned that the Trump administration would have killed child Jesus by means of its immigration insurance policies.
“It’s repugnant to me and astonishing to me that in Christmas, I prefer to name it the vacation season to be inclusive, however throughout Christmas the bulk all the time desires to simply name it Christmas,” he started, “a time during which we rejoice the delivery of Jesus Christ, a Jesus Christ who needed to flee for his life with Mary and Joseph. Thank God there wasn’t a wall that stopped him from in search of refuge in Egypt. Thank God that wall wasn’t there, and thank God there wasn’t an administration like this or he would have too perished.”
SECRETARY NIELSEN to @RepGutierrez after he accused her of mendacity about Trump administration’s household separation coverage: “Calling me a liar are combating phrases. I’m not a liar.”
GUTIERREZ will get up and walks away. pic.twitter.com/YCNA0Sn5Zv
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 20, 2018
He then berated Christians who disagreed with him on immigration, claiming they have been separating households.
“Disgrace on everyone that separates youngsters and permits them to remain on the different aspect of the border fearing demise, fearing starvation, fearing illness,” he continued. “Disgrace on us for carrying our badge of Christianity throughout Christmas, and permitting the secretary to return right here and lie.”
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Secretary Nielsen responded that calling her a liar was “combating phrases.”
“I’m not a liar, we’ve by no means had a coverage for household separation,” she emphasised.
“A coverage of household separation would imply that any household that I encounter within the inside, I’d separate,” she defined. “It will imply that any household that I discovered at a port of entry I’d separate. It will imply that each single household that I discovered illegally crossing we might separate. We did none of these, what we did do was uphold the legal guidelines that Congress has handed and we prosecuted those that select to return right here illegally.”
Gutierrez stormed out of the listening to as she was nonetheless replying and he or she famous his departure.
“So far as not being compassionate, let me simply inform you what I’ve executed,” she mentioned, “and naturally he couldn’t be bothered to remain so I’m comfortable to inform the remainder of the committee. What we’ve got executed is we’ve got labored extensively with the northern triangle international locations to search out methods to assist susceptible populations as quickly of their journey as potential.”
“I take private offense on behalf of the 240,000 women and men of the Division of Homeland Safety,” she added.
LifeNews Notice: Lauretta Brown writes for City Corridor, the place this column initially appeared.