WASHINGTON – Just before the House passed a tough border bill, a Democratic congressman unleashed a torrent of insults toward Republicans who oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants and want to seal the U.S. border with Mexico.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., went on a pair of highly charged rants against Republicans during a press conference held by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Friday, saying that Republicans consider Hispanics “a vile, repugnant community” and that they “vilify and demonize” that community “in every one of their statements.”

Taking aim at conservatives, he said, “[A]pparently the loudest, meanest, most vile voices are the ones that are the ones dominating their caucus.”

Gutierrez accused Republicans of calling illegal immigrants “drug-dealers, disease-ridden, lice-filled, gang-bangers, mules of the drug cartels who came here in hordes to invade our nation, and they are demonstrating this is how they feel in their legislation.”

He added, “They have to go down to the least common denominator of hatefulness toward an immigrant community. And when they say it about the children, they say it about all of us.”

“They have taken the road of those who will be filled with spitefulness and hatred toward our community.”

“It is almost as though they despise and hate all of our children.”


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