The battle of words between Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Gen. John Kelly continued as the Democratic lawmaker fired back at the White House chief of staff.
Gutierrez slammed Trump’s top aide as being “mean” for not standing up to President Trump and his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which could mean the deportation of thousands of immigrants known as “Dreamers.”
— Ed O’Keefe (@edatpost) September 12, 2017
The retired four-star Marine general is “a politician, OK, not a general,” the Democrat told a Washington Post moderator Tuesday at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute event.
Gutierrez unloaded personal insults at Kelly last week, calling him a “disgrace to the uniform” and a “hypocrite” for siding with “white supremacists enabling the president’s actions” on DACA.
Kelly responded to the “irresponsible” congressman, saying “empty barrels make the most noise.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 13, 2017
But Gutiérrez saw nothing wrong with his insults and doubled down on his attacks on Kelly.
“He’s a politician, okay, not a general. I don’t see a uniform. He’s a politician who works for Donald Trump,” Gutiérrez told the crowd at the event Tuesday. “A politician who didn’t stand up when the president of the United States attacked a real war hero, John McCain.”
He was referring to then-candidate Trump who , when speaking of Vietnam War veteran Sen. John McCain last year, said, “I like people who weren’t captured.”
“What could be more mean and more vicious than to say ‘you’ve got six months to pack up…and leave the United States’?” Gutierrez asked of Kelly, who served for decades and lost a son in Afghanistan.
Twitter users blasted the Democrat -again- for his disrespect.
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— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) September 12, 2017
Congressman, you should be ashamed at your attack on Gen Kelly! How low can a Dem from IL from Chicago go? How about cleanup ur issues first
— Steve Wynn (@SteveWynn12) September 12, 2017
@RepGutierrez should walk the walk before running his big mouth. Unlike Gen Kelly, Rep Gutless career is void of real service to the Nation.
— Custer (@CusterCluster) September 13, 2017
Um…retired general Kelly….he IS a general. Rep Luis needs to let this go. He isn’t and won’t win this
— Aynov Tanaka (@iyaayas1991) September 13, 2017
@LuisGutierrez General Kelly and other great leaders like him have given your sorry a$$ the right to say such hateful things about him.
— MM (@mimsmountain) September 12, 2017
Gutierrez says some stupid things, but this tops the cake!
— Patricia Smith (@smithpatricia02) September 13, 2017
Thank God we have MEN like General Kelly…. Rep. Luis should show some respect or learn to keep his mouth shut….
— Dave29 (@dmsantina22) September 13, 2017
Gen. KELLY is a great man. Rep. Luis Gutierrez is a cowardly punk! A poor excuse for a man let alone a Congressman.
— Foster Foster (@FosterF31757930) September 13, 2017
You first call him a “disgrace to the uniform” and HE’s the one who’s mean and not a general?! Sounds like he’s pulling a “Kathy Griffin”.
— Robert Fullmer (@rgfullmer) September 13, 2017
Gutless pile of garbage. Simultaneously disrespects a serviceman and pulls the proxy victim card at the same time. #unbelievable
— Jester (@quaintjester) September 13, 2017
oh, now he’s a politician, after he insults the mans integrity & career in service.. Gutierrez couldn’t carry Kellys jockstrap in a suitcase
— Kevin (@kml423) September 12, 2017
Gutierrez is a disgrace to this country and should be removed from office. I’m embarrassed that he is a rep from my state.
— Dubs (@Dubs622) September 12, 2017
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