Last week Rep Luis Gutierrez (D-Il) launched a vicious ad hominem attack on White House Chief of Staff Marine Corps General (Ret.) John Kelly. General Kelly has fired back showing more class than Gutierrez deserves.
After A.G. Sessions announced the President’s decision to cancel his predecessor’s unconstitutional DACA order, Gutierrez struck out at Kelly who supported a DACA-type program when he ran Homeland Security. Gutierrez said the general “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…
In an email to Fox News, Kelly responded to the Congressman’s attack by saying Congress did “nothing” to help so-called Dreamers when they had the chance.
“As far as the congressman and other irresponsible members of Congress are concerned, they have the luxury of saying what they want as they do nothing and have almost no responsibility,” Kelly said. “They can call people liars but it would be inappropriate for me to say the same thing back at them. As my blessed mother used to say ‘empty barrels make the most noise.’”
(…) “Every DOJ and DHS lawyer says DACA is unconstitutional. Every other legal scholar – right and left – says the same thing. Trump didn’t end DACA, the law did. That said, I worked and succeeded to give the congress another six months to do something. I am not confident,” he said.
He concluded, “The congressman has a right to his opinion.”
Gutierrez’s outburst displays the fact that he has absolutely no conception of honor. John Kelly served with distinction over 35 years in the Marines seeing action in both Iraq wars. His Marine assignments included commanding Marines in the invasion of Iraq and in two bloody operational tours fighting al Qaeda in Iraq’s Anbar province, and after he returned to the U.S., as chief military assistant to the Secretary of Defense.
Read the rest at: Kelly Strikes Back