Rep. Luis Gutiérrez spoke from the House floor today in opposition to Donald Trump hosting Saturday Night Live. Is this outside the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress?
"His statements should disqualify him from being able to take the stage in any entertainment venue and speak to the American people, as if what he said was not a big deal," the congressman said. "When public figures cross certain lines, they should lose their priviledges to host TV shows."
"What happened NBC and Comcast? ... Did I miss an apology? Has he confessed his racism?"
"Americans arent very good at telling us apart," he said about Latinos, "so when a billionaire tycoon is running for president, he can't tell us apart either, we are all family."
"NBC installing Trump as SNL host may be good for ratings, but it is a bigger deal than a cameo or a Tonight Show guest, and I'm calling you out."
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez of Illinois spoke on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and called on NBC to rescind its invitation to billionaire GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who called most Mexicans rapists, criminals and drug-dealers. The Congressman said "When public figures cross certain lines, they should lose their privileges to host TV shows." Using the hashtag #RacismIsntFunny the Congressman said "Well, NBC, installing Trump as SNL host may be good for ratings, but it is a bigger deal than a cameo or a Tonight Show guest shot. And I’m calling you out.”