Sunday, January 21, 2018

Gutierrez comes out in favor of Trump's wall in exchange for DACA deal

Trump supporters in Chicago
Wow, today an uncharacteristic bit of common sense came from Luis Gutierrez.

From ABC Chicago:
A Democratic congressman said President Donald Trump's key campaign promise of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a "monumental waste of taxpayers' money," but Democrats should go along with it if means Republicans would agree to grant legal status to immigrants known as "Dreamers" who came to this country illegally as children.

"I think the wall is a monumental waste of taxpayers' money, and it's to build a monument to stupidity and it's just idiotic," Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday.

"Having said that, if that's what it's going to take in order to put 800,000 young men and women in the country ... in a safe place and put them on course to full integration in our society... I say pay it," Gutierrez said.

Gutierrez, who is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, likened the president's demands for a border wall to holding the "Dreamers" hostage. And, he predicted that Republicans would suffer in the midterm elections as a result.
As a GOP defeat in November, the Dems predicted that would happen during the 2013 partial government shutdown. The following year the Republicans captured the Senate and in 2016 Donald Trump won the presidency.


roadgeek said...

Only Nixon could go to China.

John Ruberry said...

And Russia too.

Bucky Barkingham said...

Now that Gutierrez has offered this idea let's compromise: build the wall but dump DACA.