Actually, it was more emphatic than that. The Illinois Democrat actually declared redundantly that Republicans “despise and hate” all children. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me go back and set the stage.
Late Friday night, the House of Representatives passed a $694 billion border bill that would provide additional border security measures, along with providing temporary housing and “humanitarian assistance” to unaccompanied children. The bill, according to Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), would “secure the border, provide emergency care, and prevent future arrivals” while ensuring “that children are reunited with families in their home countries.”
She called it humane, effective, and expeditious.
It’s a good piece of legislation, but it has no chance of passing the Senate. Besides, President Obama has vowed to veto it on the off chance that it reaches his desk. But why is a “humane” bill that provides assistance to children and will ultimately reunite them with their families opposed so vehemently by Democrats? Take it, Congressman Gutierrez:
To repeat: Republicans hate and despise children, and probably loathe and dislike them as well.
Gutierrez also took his extreme rhetoric to Twitter, where he denounced Republicans as “cowards” who “scapegoat children.”
I took the liberty of replying:
— MenRec (@rustyweiss74) August 7, 2014
It was just two weeks ago that Rep. Gutierrez accidentally let slip the real reason why Democrats want the President to issue executive orders for blanket amnesty of illegal immigrants: viz., to gain 4 to 5 million new Democrats.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession