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Days after Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez called him a "disgrace to the uniform" for his part in President Trump's decision to end DACA, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told Fox News' Christopher Wallace that Congress did "nothing" to help the Dreamers.

  • To Gutierrez and "irresponsible" members of Congress: "They have the luxury of saying what they want as they do nothing and have almost no responsibility... They can call people liars but it would be inappropriate for me to say the same thing back at them. As my blessed mother used to say ' empty barrels make the most noise.'"
  • "Trump didn't end DACA, the law did. That said, I worked and succeeded to give the Congress another six months to do something. I am not confident."
  • Shifting the blame: "My [message] always was 'I have bought you time to do something on DACA.' I begged and pleaded with them. They did exactly nothing."

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