Liberal lunacy was on display Thursday during a Judiciary Committee hearing with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) became unhinged during a bizarre rant where he started out by bashing the idea that Christmas should be called “Christmas.” And then he tried to make an appeal to Christians while also implying that President Trump would have killed baby Jesus.
“I have 45 seconds, but I know I won’t take it all,” he began before putting on his angry face. “But it is repugnant to me and astonishing to me that during Christmas…”
His voice rose to a frenzied pitch before he suddenly realized he had used the wrong word.
“I like to call them the holiday season to be inclusive, but during Christmas — because the majority always wants to JUST call it 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,” he continued, shouting now. “Thank God there wasn’t a wall that stopped Him from seeking refuge in Egypt!”
“Thank God that wall wasn’t there!” Gutierrez gestured furiously. “And thank God there wasn’t an administration like this, or He would, too, have perished on the 28th, on the Day of Innocents when Herod ordered the murder of every child under two year’s of age!”
But wait, there’s more.
“Maybe I haven’t gone a lot to Bible school, but I know that part!” he pounded the desk.
While it’s become trendy over the past couple Christmases to claim that Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus were refugees — and thus every country in the world should let in every person who claims to be a refugee without question — the facts work against that argument.
Countable points out that Egypt and Judea were both a part of the Roman Empire at the time, and thus there would have been easy travel between them as if they were different states in the U.S. Both areas were provinces under the same supreme ruler: Caesar.
Thus, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus were not technically refugees. They weren’t even immigrants in the modern sense, although their presence there may not have been welcomed by Egypt’s Roman prefect Gaius Turranius had he known they were there, Ordo Evangelistarum writes.
Add to that the argument Gutierrez made that Jesus would have died if Trump had been the prefect of Egypt and kept him out. A basic knowledge of the Bible reveals that Jesus is the Son of God and was crucified at a specifically appointed time that no human intervention could have ever altered.
“Thank God” Trump wasn’t in charge, the congressman continued. “Shame on everybody that separates children and allows them to stay at the other side of the 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,” he concluded.
“Calling me a liar are fighting words,” Secretary Nielsen replied when it was her turn to talk. “I’m not a liar. We’ve never had a policy for family separation. I’m happy to walk the gentleman through it again.”
“A policy of family separation would mean that any family that I encountered in the [U.S.] interior if would separate,” she explained. “It would mean that any family that I find at a port of entry, I would separate. It would mean that every single family that I found illegally crossing, we would separate. We did none of that.”
“What we did do is uphold the laws the Congress passed and we prosecuted those who choose to come here illegally,” she added, but by then Gutierrez was walking out of the room and refusing to hear her rebuttal.
Watch the fiery bit below: