'Flat Out Rude and Dismissive': Kilmeade Blasts House Dem for 'Ranting' at Nielsen
Gutierrez invokes Jesus in blasting Nielsen over wall.
Brian Kilmeade ripped outgoing Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez for disrespectfully "ranting" about the proposed border wall and family separations, even invoking Jesus Christ and the story of Christmas to make his point.
Gutierrez, a Chicago Democrat who identifies as Roman Catholic, admonished Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a hearing Thursday.
He said it is "repugnant" to try to build a border wall with Mexico "at a time in which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ."
That during Christmas, a time in which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, a Jesus Christ who had to flee for his life with Mary and Joseph, thank God there wasn't a wall that stopped him from seeking refuge in Egypt. Thank God that wall wasn't there. And thank God there wasn't an administration like this, or he would have too, have perished on the 28th, on the Day of Innocents, when Herod ordered the murder of every child under 2 years of age.
Gutierrez toyed with his phone briefly before leaving as Nielsen was attempting to respond what Steve Doocy called a "six-minute question."
Nielsen responded by saying, "calling me a liar are fighting words. I'm not a liar. We've never had a policy for family separation. I'm happy to walk the gentleman through it again."
Kilmeade said Nielsen "couldn't have been more impressive" in not losing her cool against an angry Gutierrez, and that the lawmaker was out of line to make "personal insults and rantings."
"Luis Gutierrez was flat out rude and dismissive," he said. "How rude was that, in how you spoke to a woman?"
Watch the discussion above and see Tucker Carlson's response.