Gutiérrez defends attacks on Kelly, calls top Trump aide ‘mean’

Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D) responded to Gen. John Kelly [Ret.], after the White House chief of staff dismissed the Chicagoan’s first round of criticisms.

Gutierrez said Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, is “a politician, OK, not a general.”

“What could be more mean and more vicious than to say ‘you’ve got six months to pack up…and leave the United States’?” Gutierrez asked of Kelly.

“I don’t see [him wearing] a uniform,” Gutierrez told the Washington Post. “He’s a politician who works for Donald Trump.”


He said that the retired officer “did nothing” when Trump impugned Vietnam War veteran Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) last year, saying he preferred soldiers who “weren’t captured.”

Gutierrez previously called Kelly a “disgrace to the uniform” and a “hypocrite” for siding with “white supremacists enabling the president’s actions” on DACA.

Kelly responded, saying “empty barrels make the most noise.”

“[Congressmen] have the luxury of saying what they want as they do nothing and have almost no responsibility,” Kelly, who served for decades and lost a son in Afghanistan, said.

Watch more on Gutierrez’ initial criticism above.

One Comment

  • PGoco

    yesssssssssssssssssssssss, empty barrel make the loudest sound 🔊 What did Gutierrez did for our country????????? bad mouthing, false pretenses, put his family in the payroll for campaign contributions, mouth piece of arrogance, entitlement etc, etc, etc, shut up 🤐 🔥 period . No good for the Nation PERIOD 🔥😡💀🐷

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