At a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) made the shocking assertion that baby Jesus “would have perished” if Egypt had have erected a border wall similar to the one President Trump is attempting to build.
“It is repugnant to me and astonishing to me 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,” Guitierrez seethed, as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen took a deep breath of frustration at his remarks.
“Thank God that wall wasn’t there,” Gutierrez added, “and thank God there wasn’t an administration like this or he would, too, have perished on the 28th, on the Day of Innocence when Herod ordered the murder of every child under two years of age.”
“Maybe I haven’t gone a lot to Bible school, but I know that part,” he said.
Unhinged Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez mocks people that say Christmas, instead of holiday season, and then says Trump would share responsibility for killing baby Jesus. pic.twitter.com/lSpezOCT8F
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 20, 2018
Just prior to these remarks, the Representative for Illinois’ 4th congressional district had launched a brutal verbal attack on Nielsen, who has been demonized by many as the woman behind the heartbreaking images of family separation at the US-Mexico border.
“The majority on this committee must think you’re doing a fantastic job because they’ve ordered this hearing so you could come before us and look tough and remorseless just in time for the holidays,” the Congressman hissed. “The remorseless secretary during the holidays. I suspect that if you still have your job, which seems to always be a big question, in three weeks, we’ll see if you have the same sympathetic questions when you come back.”
In the final part of his outburst, Gutierrez screamed: “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 our badge of Christianity during Christmas and allow the secretary to come here and lie!”
Then, as Nielsen attempted to respond, Gutierrez simply got up from his seat and walked out of the room. “I’m not a liar,” Nielsen remarked. “We’ve never had a policy for family separation. I’m happy to walk the gentleman through it again.”
Also, just an observation here, but suggesting a wall would have stopped Jesus seems to inadvertently question the omnipotence of God … ¯_( ツ)_/¯
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 21, 2018
At this point, Gutierrez gathers his belongings and exits the chamber. “He obviously can’t be bothered to stay, but as far as being compassionate, let me tell you what we have done,” Nielsen continued. “We have worked extensively to help vulnerable populations as soon in their journey as possible.”