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Sen. Graham Lashes Out at Gutierrez for Calling Kelly a 'Hypocrite'

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By    |   Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:24 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., fired back at Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., for saying White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired general, had disgraced his uniform.

"General Kelly is a hypocrite who is a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear," Gutierrez had said in a statement, according to The Hill. "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.'"

Gutierrez had made his comments following Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement about the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) immigration program, the website noted.

"General Kelly, when he was the head of Homeland Security, lied straight to the faces of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus about preventing the mass deportation of 'Dreamers,' he said. "Now as Chief of Staff, this former general is executing the plan to take away their lifeline and taking steps to criminalize young people who live and work here legally."

But Graham, appearing on Hugh Hewitt's radio show on Wednesday, blasted Gutierrez.

 "You know, I know him, and he's very emotional about immigration reform," Graham said. "What he said about General Kelly is just completely wrong, and quite frankly, deplorable.

"Here's where we are. We're a nation of laws. It was clear to me that DACA would not meet a constitutional test in court. So, what I would say to Mr. Gutierrez, sit down with a Republican in the House and try to find a solution instead of slandering Gen. Kelly."

And he added: "Well, let's just put it this way. The slander against Gen. Kelly says more about Mr. Gutierrez than it does Gen. Kelly. And what Luis Gutierrez says or does is not going to be outcome-determinative. Gen. Kelly will be a leader here."

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., fired back at Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., for saying White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired general, had disgraced his uniform.
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