Democratic Rep. Luis Gutiérrez used a bag of Skittles Wednesday to take aim at Donald Trump's son and his recent controversial tweet on refugees. Gutierrez said he wouldn't ban all Skittles if he got one bad one.
"Every now and then," he said while chewing the candy, "I will get a bad Skittle, but I don’t ban them all because I get one, because most of the Skittles are pretty delicious. I like them, they might not be nutritious but they are delicious," Gutiérrez said.
Gutiérrez, a champion of immigration reform, was mocking a Monday night tweet by Donald Trump Jr. that used the chewy rainbow-colored candy to oppose the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States. He took note of the rainbow of colors of the candy.
"If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful" the image in Trump's tweet read. Trump added his own commentary, tweeting, "This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016
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The hearing was unrelated to the refugee issue. It drew media attention because Republicans want to impeach Koskinen over accusations the IRS destroyed emails that the GOP wanted for an investigation into whether the IRS targeted non-profits with conservative leanings.
The hearing was broadcast and livestreamed by C-SPAN and livestreamed by the committee.
"Just like we shouldn’t ban all the little girls fleeing murder and rape, human bondage, and torture, we shouldn’t ban them all, just like we wouldn’t ban all the Skittles because there might be one bad Skittle," Gutiérrez said.
He shared a few extra bags with the commissioner and his staff, explaining he was sharing "so that after this reckless and bitter hearing, you can get a small amount of sweet candy to improve the rest of your day."