He sees things more simply. “I have only one loyalty,” he says, “and that’s to the immigrant community.”
If I were Boehner, I’d pass whatever they’re going to pass today and then walk away until Gutierrez apologizes. Part of the reason demagoguery from liberal attack dogs in Congress is so nasty on this issue is because they pay no price for it. On the contrary, they have every incentive to ramp it up: The more they accuse Republicans of racism, the more GOP leaders seem to tremble and start murmuring about comprehensive immigration reform again. Boehner’s repudiated King before, publicly and privately. Let’s hear Pelosi or Reid or Obama open their mouths for once if Gutierrez won’t do it himself.
Hell. Let’s hear Boehner, Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, and Marco Rubio repudiate him. That would be a nice change, wouldn’t it?
Especially since the guy self-identifies as an anti-American traitor.