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    Luis Gutierrez Calls On Puerto Rico To Remove Adviser After Racist Birther Tweet

    Posted: 08/03/2012 4:41 pm


    One day after reports surfaced in English-language publications that an adviser to one of Puerto Rico's top political officials sent a tweet to President Barack Obama, complete with a birther reference and what some say amounts to racist language, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) called Thursday for Puerto Rican officials to remove the woman from the government's payroll.

    Last week, a tweet from an account that belongs to Obama announced that "Someone has a birthday coming up," above a photo of the president and First Lady Michelle Obama. Heidi Wys, an adviser to Puerto Rican House of Representatives President Jennifer González, responded: “Who cares." (CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE TWITTER MESSAGE STRING AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY)

    "Take her to Burger King, buy her a sundae with double banana, take her to your homeland, Kenya!" she wrote on Twitter.

    The tweet appears to play on racial slurs and the inaccurate claim that Obama was not born in the United States. Only natural-born U.S. citizens are eligible to serve as president.

    Wys has tweeted separate messages questioning the real location of the president’s birth. Wys, who is white, has described herself on Twitter as someone of German origins who deeply dislikes Obama and wants to see him defeated. In subsequent tweets she has described herself as someone who is not a racist and whose favorite nieces are black.

    Wys' most recent message has been described as a racist embarrassment by multiple Puerto Rican lawmakers living on the island. Several have called for Wys to resign. However, González has declined to answer direct questions about the matter.

    On Wednesday, González's spokeswoman, Marieli Padro, declined to answer questions about whether Wys would remain in her job. New York City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, also called for González to fire Wys this week.

    But Gutierrez, a Democrat who hails from a Chicago-area Puerto Rican family, is the first member of the U.S. Congress to wade into the controversy. On Thursday, Gutierrez sent a letter to Gonzalez in Spanish calling for Wys' "immediate dismissal." González is a Republican.

    Since 2008, Wys has earned $630,000 in her role as an administrative consultant to González, according to an Associated Press review of public records.

    Gutierrez also wrote to the president and first lady Thursday to, "share his outrage," about Wys' tweet. Gutierrez described the message as "racist and despicable," and said in the letter that he thought it particularly important to express his concern as a Puerto Rican.

    Gutierrez also informed the Obama's of his call for González to fire Wys.

    Puerto Rico is officially a commonwealth with its own House, Senate and governor. It is also an unincorporated territory of the United States in which residents cast votes in presidential primaries but can not participate in the November general election.

    Luis Gutierrez Calls On Puerto Rico To Remove Adviser After Racist Birther Tweet

  • #2
    really? is this news?.....Luis Guiterrez is a "A" hole rep from Chicago. Shouldn't he be more concern with the killings by gang violence in Chicago which is out of control and Obama refusing to say something about it his hometown over this? or be more concern with the corruption in the Chicago politics which he is a part of?......please negroooo.


    this "A" hole is always sticking his nose in Puerto Rico when hen is a REP from Chicago....go figure.


    Democrats/liberals with the double standards and hypocrisy..........they can bash Romney's faith and his family constantly but Obama is off limits and any joke you say about KING OBAMA his hacks will make a big drama and bring out the race card.


    Where was Guiterrez when Maher and the left makes fun of Romney and his faith or that his father was born in Mexico.....or the white jokes?


    by the way, Obama's father is from Kenya.....nothing racist there.


    Some Puerto Ricans with dark skin always have a inferiority complex issues......Guiterrez is a fine example of negros Boricuas "acomplejados"
    Last edited by MikeRavens; 6th August 2012, 10:35.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MikeRavens View Post
      .nothing racist there.


      Some Puerto Ricans with dark skin always have a inferiority complex issues......Guiterrez is a fine example of negros Boricuas "acomplejados"
      nope nothing racist there ...

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      • #4
        In Puerto Rico there is an old saying: "EL LADRON JUZGA POR SU CONDICION"

        People that always bring out the race card in forums are racist themselves......right Grape?

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        • #5


          gutierrez is a good guy.

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          • #6
            Gutierrez is a corrupt political hack (Chicago politics) ........he took an oath when he took office to defend and protect all of our laws.

            He defends people that come to this country illegally and people that don't want to follow our laws.....that's why he is a political opportunist.

            His comprehensive reform is to open up the border and let anybody in and let the taxpayers pay the bill.



            he wants to give rights to ILLEGALS as U.S. CITIZENS....but for the U.S. CITIZENS of Puerto Rico he wants to deny full representation and NO vote.

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            • #7


              good man

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              • #8


                "a gutsy guy"

                according to neil cavutto.


                i agree and a man that stands by what he believes in.

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