Sean Hannity interviews one of those Democrats that have perfected the art of conversation monopoly. Rep Luis Gutierrez ranks up there with Debbie Wasserman-Shultz in his ability to turn what should be a free exchange of ideas into a painful, anxiety-filled lecture.
Hannity shows a clip from Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearings in which a senior DHS official acknowledges the threat of ISIS crossing the southern U.S. border. He recaps a meeting that he sat in on with Governor Rick Perry of Texas in which they discussed the capture of individuals from Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan, all countries with significant terrorist populations.
Hannity says he now views not controlling our border as a dereliction of duty by our elected officials and asks Gutierrez if he agrees.
Gutierrez says controlling our border is paramount to our security and cites statistics of the number of Border Patrol agents on the border. The problem is that just because someone is working for the Border Patrol does not mean they are protecting the border. Changing diapers only protects against diaper rash. Posting agents thirty to one hundred miles inland only creates an enforcement-free buffer around the country.
Gutierrez tries to shift the discussion to the issue of visa overstays or legal passage into the country in order to deflect attention from the risk open borders pose and the resulting threat to his project of repopulating America with Hispanics.
Hannity attempted once again to corral the Congressman, asking him if he doesn’t view the ease of transit to potential terrorists as a real threat to the United States. “Amnesty Luis” slips into his “comprehensive reform bill that McCain voted for” dodge, and then continues to talk about a variation of the question, a diversion that creates the means by which he fails to ever answer it.
Hannity gives him one more chance, saying, “You can pass a bill, secure the border first, would you support that?” Gutierrez replies emphatically, “No, because it would be folly. It would be folly and I would be derelict in my duty to protect America.”
Hannity says, “You’re demanding amnesty.” Gutierrez says it sounds great to which Hannity replies, “It doesn’t sound great, if you don’t do it it’s a dereliction of duty.”
Amazingly, Gutierrez just happens to have an excerpt from the 9/11 commission report to support his claim that the only thing to be concerned with is visa overstays, that terrorists wouldn’t consider actually crossing into the U.S. across an open border.
Hannity says he is fine with doing both, but that if something happens, he will blame the members of Congress for not doing their job, which seemed to strike a nerve with Amnesty Luis, who then attributed the Hannity position to a desire for ratings.
Rep Gutierrez asserted that it’s wrong to cast dispersions about people, which in this case means exposing the truth about them.
Gutierrez said he would be derelict in his duty if he supported border security without holding the nation hostage to get his amnesty passed. That is clearly because his duty is to shepherd the influx of a maximum number of Hispanics into the United States. Securing the nation would prevent him from carrying out that duty. Terror strikes within the country are a small price to pay for the socialist Democrat’s fundamental transformation.
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