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Rep. Gutierrez: Trump’s Border Wall Would Have Killed the Baby Jesus

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | December 20, 2018 | 5:21 PM EST

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) (Screenshot)

Baby Jesus would’ve been killed by King Herod if there had been “an administration like this” to build a wall on Egypt’s border, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) declared in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday.

In a rant against the Trump Administration’s efforts to secure the nation by protecting it from illegal immigration, Rep. Gutierrez claimed that a border wall like the one President Donald Trump wants would have been responsible for Jesus’ murder:

“Thank God there wasn’t a wall that stopped him from seeking refuge in Egypt. Thank God that wall wasn’t there, and thank God there wasn’t an administration like this or he would have, too, have perished on the 28th, on the day of innocence when Herod ordered the murder of every child under two years of age.

“Maybe I haven’t gone a lot to Bible school, but I know that.”

 

During his House floor rant, Rep. Gutierrez called it “repugnant” that Christian congressmen would try to secure the border during the Christmas season. “Shame on us for wearing our badge of Christianity during Christmas,” he said:

“It is repugnant to me and astonishing to me that during Christmas – I have to call them the holiday season to be inclusive – but during Christmas, because the majority always wants to just call it Christmas, but during Christmas - a time in which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, a Jesus Christ who had to flee for his life with Mary and Joseph.

“Thank God there wasn’t a wall that stopped him from seeking refuge in Egypt. Thank God that wall wasn’t there, and thank God there wasn’t an administration like this or he would have too have perished on the 28th, on the day of innocence when Herod ordered the murder of every child under two years of age. Maybe I haven’t gone a lot to Bible school, but I know that part. Thank God. Shame on everybody that separates children and allows them to stay at the other side of border fearing death, fearing hunger, fearing sickness.

“Shame on us for wearing our badge of Christianity during Christmas and allow the secretary to come here and lie. Thank you.”

Rep. Gutierrez made his remarks while criticizing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was testifying before the committee.

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