Rep. Luis Gutierrez: we were ‘this close’ to asking for Janet Napolitano’s resignation

By Jordan Michael Smith

Immigration advocates nearly called on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to quit, Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez said on Sunday morning. “There were those of us that were were this close to simply asking for her resignation,” Rep. Gutierrez said. Napolitano has bragged of the Obama administration’s aggressive deportation strategy.

“We engaged the president privately,” said the Democratic Congressman, speaking on Up w/Chris Hayes. President Obama’s announcement on Friday that he signed an executive order stopping the deportation of thousands of young immigrations who were brought to America illegally was the result of years of pressure, Rep. Gutierrez said. “I know he didn’t want to do it.”

Rep. Luis Gutierrez: we were 'this close' to asking for Janet Napolitano's resignation