Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart,” a visibly angry Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said Texas Governor Greg Abbott disrespected President Barack Obama by calling him Barack Obama while discussing a federal judge issuing an injunction temporarily blocking the president’s executive order amnesty.
Gutierrez said, “I think it is sad when you listen to the governor of the state of Texas refer to the president of the United States in his first and last name, Barack Obama, Barack Obama. It shows a disrespect for the office and for the institution and for the president himself. That kind of shows what underlines. See, the governor thinks he just beat Barack Obama, the president of the United States. President Barack Obama. It is not what he did. What he did, this is an attack against American families, against an immigrant community across this nation, and those who love and cherish them, and those in America who want a fair and sensible immigration policy. So for those who think this is a fight between Republicans and the president of the United States, you fail miserably, not considering this is a fight against American families.”
Gutierrez concluded with a warning, “Let me just say this, the Republican party is making a critical mistake. The militancy that will be activated throughout the immigrant community, voter participation, voter anger at the Republican party as a party on the United States, I think you’re going to see it in unprecedented manner. Look, you may think you won today, your victory will be short-lived, November 2016 is coming around the corner, and this will come back to haunt you.”
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