Gutierrez: Mitt Romney Is Working Hard To Offend All Latinos In America

With more than 50 million Latinos living in the U.S., Rep. Luis Gutierrez told his House colleagues today that it can be hard to keep track of the rapidly growing population. “Especially if you want to offend each and every one of us,” he said, “But to Mitt Romney’s credit — he’s trying.” Romney has staked out the most extreme immigration position of the Republican presidential contenders, and he called Arizona’s harmful SB 1070 a “model” for the rest of the nation. Gutierrez agreed with Romney that Arizona’s extreme immigration policy was a model. “Arizona’s law is a perfect model: it shows America exactly the policy to avoid on immigration and it shows Americans exactly the type of candidate to avoid for President,” he said. Watch his floor speech: