Thanks but No Thanks for the Advice Luis Gutierrez

Rabid illegal alien zealot Rep. Luis Gutierrez offered some deadly advice to Republican candidates after Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) introduced a letter committing new Speaker Paul Ryan to stopping all amnesty legislation for the balance of the current Congress.

On October 27th, Rep. Brooks read into the Congressional record a letter he sent to Speaker Ryan shortly before the final vote.Mo_Brooks,_Official_Portrait,_112th_Congress

“Your past record and current stance on immigration conflicts with the values I represent and causes great concern to me and the Americans I represent. Yesterday during discussions about the Speaker race, you made two representations about immigration that stood out. They are:

  1. It is unwise or unproductive to bring up any immigration legislation so long as Barack Obama is President.
  2. As Speaker, you will not allow any immigration bill to reach the House Floor for a vote unless the immigration bill is ‘supported by a majority of  the majority’ of Republican House Members.”

To put a fine point on it, Brooks said on the floor that on Oct. 22 “at roughly 5:20 p.m., Paul Ryan called me and stated that my letter accurately portrayed his immigration presentations. Paul Ryan confirmed that he meant what he said and would keep his word.”

Venting his frustrations, Rep. Gutierrez offered some really ban unsolicited advice to Republicans:

Gutiérrez, who has worked for years to bring an immigration overhaul to the floor, including with Ryan, said such sentiment would haunt the GOP.

“Unfortunately, Congressman Brooks doesn’t want Republicans to ever elect a Republican president of the United States,” Gutiérrez said. “It’s clear. … You know what? That is a recipe for disaster next November.”

Rep. Brooks naturally took the advice with a giant grain of salt.

“I sure hope the Democrats will make hay out of it in the 2016 elections,” he told CQ Roll Call. “The Democrat position on illegal aliens is indefensible and the only time Democrats can exploit the issue successfully is when they are up against a Republican candidate who does not understand the issue well enough to destroy the Democrat position.”

Unfortunately, there are quite a few in the Republican party who would heed Rep. Gutierrez’s advice. Let’s hope there are far fewer of them than normal going forward.