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Gowdy UNLOADS On Immigration Witness Who Says GOP Oppose Amnesty Because Obama Is Black

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, (R-SC) tore into Congressional witness Marielena Hincapie, who suggested Republicans opposed President Obama’s amnesty order because of the color of his skin.

Hincapie apparently made the race-based claim while answering a question posed by a Democratic rep. earlier in the Judiciary Committee hearing on the legality of Obama’s amnesty order.

Marielena Hincapie is executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.

And when it was his turn to grill the witness, Gowdy took about a minute of his five minute allotment to address Hincapie’s racism claim.

“You suggested race was the basis for why we may have this constitutional perspective; did I understand you correctly?” Gowdy asked.

Hincapie began to ramble on and Gowdy pounced, saying, “For you to run to race as the explanation for why we hold the position that we do. Harry Reid had a very different perspective on recess appointments when there was a Texan in the White House and none of us accused him of geographic discrimination.”

But he was just warming up. Gowdy continued to unload on Hincapie, saying, “In fact, hell, for that matter, Sen. Obama had a different perspective on executive overreach than President Obama and nobody runs to race as an explanation for that. So I would just caution you to be careful when you try to import motives to people.”

According to a brand new Economist/YouGov poll, by a margin of 45 percent to 38 percent, the American people oppose Obama’s amnesty order.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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