During Peter Strzok’s testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) went on a rant listing a number of different issues he believes the committee should hold hearings for instead of the FBI’s bias on Thursday afternoon.
“The chairman started this hearing by saying, ‘I wish this hearing wasn’t necessary.’ Well, sorry if I don’t believe that. Of course he wants this hearing, and it isn’t necessary. Now, I think there are hearings that are necessary and we see them every day,” Rep. Gutierrez said. “There’s 3,000 children separated from their moms and dads and the government doesn’t know where their moms and dads are and can’t even bring them together that seems like something that the Judiciary Committee should be investigating.”
The congressman’s comments about immigration come after the Trump administration faced intense criticism for their “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.
“We start a policy in this country where we ban Muslims from coming in, and we make a test — a religious test. Sounds like something the Judiciary Committee should take up,” he continued. “We have a president of the United States, there’s 16 women that are come forward to say that the president of the United States has attacked them. And what does the committee do? No hearings.”
The congressman’s claims of a Muslim ban was upheld by the Supreme Court last month. The ban in its currents form was issued in September 2017. The administration assessed travel penalties against eight countries. (RELATED: Supremes Deal Victory For Trump, Uphold Travel Ban)