Luis Gutiérrez, Kathryn Steinle & Some Questions
by Datechguy | July 18th, 2015
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Sir Joseph: It does to a considerable extent, but it does not level them as much as that
Four years ago a US representative out of Missouri named Todd Akin made a comment concerning how the female human body reacts to rape..
It became national news and every single republican running for office was made to answer for that statement. No matter where you were running or what you were running for, as far as the MSM was concerned it was your job to publicly comment and or denounce Rep Akin for his remarks and if you did not it was a sign that you were part of a Republican “War on women”.
Fast forward a few years. Thanks to Donald Trump the subject of sanctuary cities and the murder of Katheryn Steinle has become national news.
Young Ms. Steinle’ murder by a man deported multiple times has created a very loud debate on the subject on Sanctuary cities and behold another member of congress has made an incredible comment to the press in defense of sanctuary cities.
REP. LUIS GUTIERREZ: Every time a little thing like this happens, they use the most extreme example to say it must be eliminated [emphasis added].
Excuse me? Did a sitting US Congressman just call the violent murder of a young woman before her father’s eyes in broad daylight by a man deported multiple times “a little thing”? This could not be the case.
Now this raises a whole host of red flags.
#1. Representative Gutierrez spoke this on camera to a reporter who apparently did not find referring to the brutal murder of Ms. Steinle right in front of her father as “a little thing” significant.
#2 As of this writing it has been six days since the initial broadcast and no members of the MSM have decided that Mr. Gutierrez statement concerning the Steinle murder were newsworthy enough to question.
#3 In the seven days that Representative Gutierrez made his statement none of the fellow members of his party have been asked to comment on his statement to affirm or condemn them.
Given that sanctuary cities are a national issue, Representative Gutierrez is considered a significant voice supporting them, and their significance to the presidential, it would seem inconceivable that the questions I’ve raised above have not produced a multitude of his and questions.
Therefore I would like to ask the following questions publicly:
1. When you heard Representative Gutierrez refer to the murder of Ms Steinle as “a little thing” you did not question him. Why?
2. Did any member of your audience contact the station(s) after this broadcast to complain about the characterization of the Steinle murder as “a little thing”? If so how many?
2. Do you agree with Representative Gutierrez’s characterization of the murder of Kathryn Steinle as “a little thing”? Why or why not?
To the reporter Janet Rodríguez whose piece this was:
1. When you were editing this piece and heard Representative Gutierrez’s characterization of the murder of Kathryn Steinle as a “little thing” how did you react?
2. At any time in the preparation of this piece did you make an attempt to contact Representative Gutierrez to clarify his remark referring to the murder of Ms Steinle as a “little thing”?
3. Did anyone in the editorial department upon viewing the segment prior to broadcast note the statement of Representative Gutierrez concerning the Steinle murder as something to follow-up on?
To the national English Language press:
1. At what point were you aware of the statement of Representative Gutierrez referring to the murder of Kathryn Steinle as “a little thing”?
2. Did you consider a sitting member of congress referring to the murder of Kathryn Steinle as a “little thing” newsworthy? If not why not?
3. Do you consider Representative Gutierrez’s statement referring to the murder of Kathryn Steinle as “a little thing” more or less newsworthy than Representative Akin’s statement on rape and why?
4. Do you have any intent on asking the Democrat Candidates for president to either comment on and/or condemn the statement of Representative Gutierrez concerning Kathryn Steinle? If not why not?
5. Do you have any intention of questioning Representative Gutierrez concerning this comment, if not why not, is so then when?
Finally I have three questions for all of the Democrat Candidates for president: Hillary Clinton, Jim Webb, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley & Lincoln Chafee:
1. Do you agree with Representative Luis Gutierrez characterization of the murder of Kathryn Steinle as “a little thing”.
2. Will you condemn and call on your fellow Democrat candidates to condemn Representative Gutierrez’s characterization of the murder of Kathryn Steinle as a “little thing”
3. Will you call on Representative Gutierrez to apologize to women in general and the Steinle family in particular for referring to Kathryn Steinle’s murder as “a little thing”.
I’d be very interested in hearing the answers to these questions wouldn’t you? And if I don’t get any answers that leads to one more question for all the people above:
If Representative Gutierrez was a Republican rather than a democrat would you be treating his statements differently than you are now?
In fairness we already know the answer to that one, don’t we?