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Rep. Luis Gutierrez Eviscerates Romney’s Idea That Arizona and SB 1070 Are “A Model” for the Nation

by Van Le on 02/29/2012 at 3:34pm

Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) turned a Mitt Romney debate line around on its head today with a speech on the House floor denouncing the idea that Arizona and its SB 1070 anti-immigrant law could be “a model” for the nation.

What Arizona is a model for, Gutierrez said, “is how to make decent people suffer.”

“Maybe Mitt Romney and I have a different idea of what ‘model’ means,” Gutierrez allowed.  “Maybe he thinks Bernie Madoff is a ‘model’ investment banker.  But I think ‘model’ means something you can be proud of.  Something that makes America better.”

Neither Arizona nor SB 1070, Gutierrez explained, fit that description. 

Watch the full speech below:

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