Michelle Lujan Grisham wouldn’t condemn her colleague’s disrespectful comments about Kelly’s military service.
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) refused to condemn Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s (D-IL) disrespectful comments regarding White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s military service.
“I appreciate that that’s been identified, that someone said, ‘Maybe he should apologize,'” Lujan Grisham said, referring to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s call for an apology.
However, she said that she “can’t speak for Luis Gutierrez,” refusing to condemn the congressman’s words.
Lujan Grisham then complained about Kelly’s tenure as Homeland Security chief. She used this to defend Gutierrez’s comments, “That has created some pretty hard feelings between individual members of Congress.”
“I can appreciate Congressman Gutierrez’s disappointment and passion,” she added.
Gutierrez made the following comments about Kelly’s military service:
General Kelly is a hypocrite who is a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear. He has no honor and should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists and those enabling the president’s actions by ‘just following orders.'”
The last section of Gutierrez’s comments seemed to be a reference to Nazi legal defenses at the Nuremberg trials.
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