When attempting to decide which of those pesky problems in life are worth losing sleep over and which aren’t, don’t ask Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) to help you decide. To him, the loss of a vibrant young woman shot to death in her prime a multiply convicted felon and five-time deportee, is just one of those “little things.”
Gutiérrez was on Spanish-language network Telemundo to discuss the murder in San Francisco of 32-year-old Kate Steinle by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez and the demands by the American people that the nation’s sanctuary city policy be changed.
Here is the exchange between correspondent Janet Rodriguez and Gutiérrez. The transcript is followed by a clip of Gutiérrez making his unconscionable statement.
JANET RODRIGUEZ: But the murder of a young woman in San Francisco, presumptively [sic] at the hands of an undocumented immigrant, has brought to the front pages the topic of sanctuary cities. A poll reveals that 62% of likely voters think the Department of Justice should take legal action against sanctuary cities, and 26% are against penalizing this cities [sic]. Donald Trump has joined the call, saying ‘I believe sanctuary cities are a disgrace. They are a disgrace and most people never heard about them until last week.’ Some 10 cities in the country currently give protection to undocumented immigrants, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.
REP. LUIS GUTIERREZ: Every time a little thing like this happens, they use the most extreme example to say it must be eliminated. [Emphasis added]