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'Only cowards scapegoat kids'

Matt Westerhold • Aug 4, 2014 at 6:28 AM

U.S. Rep. Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-Ill., in a speech on the House floor Friday called out House Republicans, saying they are following a "script on immigration" from U.S. reps Michele Bachman and Steve King, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Tea Party candidate from Texas in his first term.

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"Is there no one in your conference who can stand up and talk sensibly when others in your Party want to demonize Children at the Border and support the Dreamers who live in our neighborhoods across America. You are so frozen in the fear of your own voters, so frozen in the fear of your own colleagues, and the nation needs you to be courageous.

"Only cowards scapegoat children, and only those who are ashamed of themselves do it in the night on a Friday. You are apparently not strong enough to stand up and craft real solutions to American problems.

"In the end, the Republican position on immigration is to deport them all ... it's nonsense and suicide."

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