Wednesday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the possible impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, in referencing a tweet from Donald Trump, Jr., son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) held up a bag of Skittles and ate them while speaking.
Gutierrez said, “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I’ll finish up this Skittle. I really love Skittles because as you see they come in orange and yellow, red and purple. All the different colors. And they come all together in a bag together, right? All different colors and kind of like a rainbow. A lot of people on this side of the aisle, we like that. And every now and then—sorry, I’ll get a bad Skittle. I don’t ban them all because I get one. Most of the Skittles are pretty delicious. I like them. They may not be nutritious but they’re delicious. Just like we shouldn’t ban all the little girls fleeing murder and rape, human bondage and torture—shouldn’t ban them all. Just like we wouldn’t ban all the Skittles. There might be one bad Skittle. This is a nation of freedom of religion and, yes, even freedom to pay your taxes to the United States. Commissioner, I have a few extra bags of Skittles, and I’m going to share them with you and your staff so that after this reckless and bitter hearing you can get a small amount of sweet candy to improve the rest of your day.”
(h/t The Hill)
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