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Congressman: Securing the Border Would Be a Dereliction Of Duty

Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) is a walking soundbite of liberal lunacy when it comes to the topics of illegal immigration, amnesty, and securing the border.  Whether he’s calling Republicans anti-immigrant “xenophobes” or declaring that Republicans “hate all our children,” Gutiérrez is always good for an unintentional laugh or two.

Well, Gutiérrez has struck again, saying “it would be derelict in [his] duty to protect America” if he supported a bill that would secure the border first.

Wait, what?  You would be “derelict” in your duty to protect America … by protecting America?

This bizarre statement came during a heated exchange on the Sean Hannity show.

Via Real Clear Politics:

SEAN HANNITY: Last word. You can pass a bill, secure the border first, would you support that? 

REP. LUIS GUTIERREZ (D-IL): No. Because it would be folly. It would be derelict in my duty to protect America.

HANNITY: In the mean time, every day you don’t pass that bill — you’re demanding amnesty.

GUTIERREZ: I would be derelict to my duty. 


GUTIERREZ: It sounds great. It sounds good. 

HANNITY: It doesn’t sound great.

GUTIERREZ: It sounds good, but it isn’t an effective —

HANNITY: If you don’t do it, it’s a dereliction of duty, sir. 


HANNITY: It’s a dereliction of duty.

The video clip can be seen below …



  1. Deborah says:

    Its a God thing. He knows our needs, now it needs to spread from shore to shore at this and the Canadian border. The illegal s are taking over and more ISIS and all other terrorist are just walking across. Obama has no business being president. He doesn’t know the truth from a lie. America we need to take our country back and the 1st thing we need to do is put God first in everything . He is not going to bless a people who will not stand up for him.GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

  2. Janet says:

    Sometimes we can only shake our heads in disbelief and marvel at the kind of people that get elected to public office.

  3. Tony says:

    I don’t like watching Sean Hannity. All they do is argue back and forth and talk over each other. Nothing gets accomplished. This is the way Congress behaves too I think. Pitiful.

  4. Charlotte says:

    This was one of the stupidest conversations I have ever heard from a Senator. Of course he don’t want the borders secured, he wants another twenty five millions of illegals to come to the United States. Why does he just tell his own country, Mexico to take care of their own and secure their own borders…America is not the land of the illegals and every criminal in the world.

    Sean you might a swell be talking to a brick wall!!.

  5. Steven says:

    This is just more definitive proof that being a liberal Democrat is a real Mental Illness. These people need to be institutionalized permanently.

  6. Blake says:

    Securing the border is a dereliction of duty? To whom? The terrorists and drug cartels? Let’s not fail to mention the wandering tourists, who can’t find it in their hearts to go back home. This is satire, right? I just can’t trust anything I read anymore without having to go on some grand fact-checking adventure.