Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill) was probably expecting a warmer reception to his Spanish-only immigration town hall at the University of Southern California on Saturday.
But the lawmaker’s tireless advocacy for President Obama’s unilateral amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants angered some southern California residents so deeply, they decided to crash the congressman’s speech.
The town hall was sponsored by California Democratic representative Karen Bass, who was not present at the event.
Incensed that the talk was being held in Spanish (English speakers were offered headphones), anti-amnesty activists in the crowd refused to allow Gutiérrez to speak. “U-S-A, U-S-A!” they chanted, while Bass’s staff vainly tried to restore order. Gutiérrez sat quietly nearby, his arms crossed as he looked out into the crowd.
Pro-amnesty activists present in the crowd eventually turned on the protesters, trying to drown out their chants with their own. “Si se puede!” they shouted.
Campus police were eventually brought into the auditorium, with one officer reminding the protesters that the meeting was permitted and that “we have enough law enforcement to deal with this if we have to.”
But the disruptions continued even after Gutiérrez took the mic, and the congressman left the room hurriedly before a scheduled Q & A.
via Gateway Pundit