Mothers of Children Killed by Illegals Demand Democrats Censure Luis Gutierrez

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The Remembrance Project’s director Maria Espinoza, speaking for the family members who lost children to illegal aliens, demanded that Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez be censured for attacking an expert witness testifying to the dangers sanctuary cities pose to Americans.

Gutierrez exploded on Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughan after she pointed out that he called the death of Kathryn Steinle ” a little thing” during a Telemundo interview — and three mothers attending the hearing walked out in disgust. Laura Wilkerson, Sabine Durden, and Mary Ann Mendoza explicitly stated their anger and disappointment in Gutierrez in stark terms to Breitbart News. Now, these mothers, along with Espinoza, demand that Democrats in Congress censure him for his cold dismissal of Steinle’s death and his bullying of Vaughan.

Espinoza says Gutierrez must be stripped of his membership on the House Judiciary Committee and personally apologize to the families attending the hearing.

The full letter, obtained by Breitbart News, reads:

I write to you in regard to a recent extreme and deliberately insensitive tirade by a member of the United State Congress unleashed in a public hearing against a female expert witness testifying on behalf of American families whose loved ones have been killed by illegal aliens.

On July 23 of this year, in the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Sanctuary City policies, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois spoke these words to Ms. Jessica Vaughn, the expert witness who was invited guest and a surviving family member whose loved one was killed by an illegal alien.  View video.

Gutierrez’s public outrage, apparently provoked by a public recitation of his very own racially and politically-motivated speech trivializing the horrific death of a young woman killed by an illegal alien felon, five times deported, has caused an American outrage. 

On July 16, 2015, Representative Luis Gutierrez, speaking in Spanish referred to the cold-blooded murder of Kathryn Steinle as just a “little thing.”  View video. This very public display not only clearly demonstrated Gutierrez’s complete lack of compassion for this grieving American family, but also for the tens of thousands of families whose loved ones have been killed by illegal aliens.

This public servant’s extremely inappropriate and insensitive comments must be addressed swiftly and with a strong censure so as to discourage other public servants from exhibiting such vicious behavior.  We demand the following immediate course of action:

1. Gutierrez be stripped of his membership on the House Judiciary Committee.

2. Gutierrez be ordered to publicly apologize to Ms. Vaughn and to all American families whose loved ones have had their lives stolen by illegal aliens.

3. Gutierrez meet with five (5) families and personally apologize for his insulting remarks at the July 23rd hearing.

4. Gutierrez serve 20 hours of community service helping Texas border ranchers repair damages done by illegal aliens and/or clean-up trash left behind by illegal aliens.

5. Gutierrez attend and speak on behalf of Americans killed by illegal aliens at the November 2015 National Day of Remembrance in Houston, TX , or at a location directed by The Remembrance Project.

We ask you to swiftly take action against this out of control public servant who is inflicting intentional heartache, emotional, psychological harm upon, not only, this female expert witness, bereaved families, but this nation’s entire citizenry.  Your immediate attention is needed.

Should you have any questions, please contact me right away.  


Maria Espinoza

Co-founder and National Coordinator

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