Congressman Luis Gutierrez, D. Ill., recently lashed out at White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, calling him a hypocrite and a disgrace to the uniform which he wears.
The Washington Examiner reported last Tuesday that Gutierrez lashed out over the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the DACA executive order protecting certain illegal aliens from deportation. He said that Kelly lied about his intentions with the program.
“General Kelly is a hypocrite who is a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear,” Gutierrez said Tuesday.
He additionally stated that Kelly “has no honor and should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists and those enabling the President’s actions by ‘just following orders.’”
The issue with Gutierrz’s statement is that it is simply untrue. Kelly’s own position is that those who arrived here of no fault of their own should not be sent back to the countries from which their parents brought them. The President himself has even tacitly endorsed this idea, the only caveat being that it must be done by Congress and not by executive fiat.
A normal American should at the least agree with the latter part of that, at best. But since we don’t teach civics any more in public schools, unilateral executive orders to make law are apparently okay as long as it’s something we like. That’s the lesson we learned from George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
So Gutierrez thinks that Kelly is a disgrace eh? Well, Kelly has some words of his own for Gutierrez, as Fox News reports.
In an email to Fox News late Sunday, Kelly responded by saying Congress did “nothing” to help so-called Dreamers when they had the chance.
“As far as the congressman and other irresponsible members of congress are concerned, they have the luxury of saying what they want as they do nothing and have almost no responsibility,” Kelly said. “They can call people liars but it would be inappropriate for me to say the same thing back at them. As my blessed mother used to say ‘empty barrels make the most noise.’”
He concluded, “The congressman has a right to his opinion.”
Kelly certainly has some might big cojones to respond like that. Yet again, he was a Marine Corps general, so we shouldn’t be too surprised by a forceful response to such an attack on his honor.
More important than just that issue, though, is the issue of just how unhinged the Left is becoming under the Trump administration. They have even less regard for separation of powers and the rule of law than they did under Obama, and are even more starving for tyrannical rule than they were under his administration (if that was even possible).
The fact of the matter is that DACA was illegal. No one with a shred of integrity and intellectual honesty can make a legitimate argument to the contrary.
“Every DOJ and DHS lawyer says DACA is unconstitutional.” Kelly stated. “Every other legal scholar – right and left – says the same thing. Trump didn’t end DACA, the law did. That said, I worked and succeeded to give the congress another six months to do something. I am not confident.”
This is not difficult: Congress has the plenary power over immigration, and the President is not to usurp that power by executive fiat. How many times do we have to go over this?
Apparently, we will have to say it an indefinite number of times, because Left-wingers like Gutierrez do not have the integrity or the dignity to respect the Constitutional system of government that we have in the pursuit of Europeanizing the United States.
Anything goes for these Statists, as long as it advances the control of government over the lives of the people.