The Republican National Committee, which has expressed support for comprehensive immigration reform, has come out against Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and criticized him for using potential rapes and death to argue for amnesty. The RNC argues that Gutierrez does not sound like he is serious about immigration reform when he uses language like that.
“The immigration system in our country is broken, but this hyperbolic language and scare mongering doesn’t sound like someone trying to find solutions,” RNC spokesman Raffi Williams told Breitbart News on Thursday.
Gutierrez said at a recent town hall in Chantilly, VA, that Congress must pass immigration reform soon or women will be raped and people will die.
“What we need to understand is today, someone is going to die in that desert trying to return to their families; women and men are going to die in that desert,” Gutierrez said. “Someone’s going to lose a finger, a hand, an eye, a life today because an unscrupulous employer is going to put them in harm’s way. Someone’s going to die. There’s a woman that’s going to be raped in a field somewhere in America today because she has no rights in this country, and we need to end that.”
Gutierrez also asked his audience to think of the children: “There are children who are going to cry and there are marriages that are going to be destroyed because someone is going to be deported, and there are going to be children that are going to be left orphaned in this country.”