Looks like one top Democrat isn’t in the Christmas spirit.
During an immigration hearing by the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) went on an unhinged rant against Trump… claiming that the President would have killed baby Jesus had he lived in Biblical times.
“It is repugnant to me, and astonishing to me, that during Christmas — I like to call them the “Holiday Seasons” to be inclusive — but during Christmas, because the majority always wants to just call it Christmas… that during Christmas, a time in which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ — a Jesus Christ who had to flee for his life with Mary and Joseph — thank God there wasn’t a wall that stopped him from seeking refuge in Egypt,” said Gutierrez, to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
“Thank God that wall wasn’t there, thank God there wasn’t any administration like this, or he would have perished on the 28th, on the Day of the Innocents, when Herod ordered the murder of every child under two years of age,” he added.
He continued: “Maybe I haven’t gone a lot to Bible school, but I know that part. Thank God. Shame on everybody that separates children and allows them to stay at the other side of the border fearing death, fearing hunger, fearing sickness. Shame on us for wearing a badge of Christianity during Christmas, and allow the secretary to come here and lie.”
Nielsen, for her part, didn’t seem exactly sure what, if anything, Gutierrez was asking her to do—other than yell at her.
“We never had a policy for family separation,” Nielsen replied. “I am happy to walk the gentleman through it again. A policy of family separation would mean that any family that I encountered in the interior, I would separate. It would mean that any family I found at a port of entry, I would separate. It would mean every single family that I found illegally crossing, we would separate. We did none of those. What we did do is uphold the laws that Congress has passed and we prosecuted those who choose to come here illegally.”
Gutierrez, instead, stormed out of the hearing.