Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

(Video) Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Make Congressional Appearance... Sort Of (Video) Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Make Congressional Appearance... S...

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Blogs

People

(Video) Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Make Congressional Appearance... Sort Of


On the House floor Wednesday morning, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., gave quite the impassioned speech against Arizona's "show me your papers" provision, slamming it as discriminatory against non-whites.

And then he led a game of "Pick Out the Immigrant."

"Maybe with practice we can all become like Arizona politicians and police officers who are able to telepathically tell who to accuse of not belonging to America," he said.

Gutierrez then displayed pictures of pop stars Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, saying "These young people have overcome their very different national origins and become apparently a very happy couple. I'm sure Justin helped Gomez learn all about American customs and feel more at home in her adopted country."

Then Gutierrez laid on the sarcasm -- thick: "Oooh wait a minute, I'm sorry, because I'm not a trained Arizona official. I somehow got that backwards. Actually Ms. Gomez of Texas has helped Mr. Bieber of Canada to learn about his adopted country."

He then added this warning to the teenager crooner: "Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember to bring your papers."

Jeremy Lin (who is from California), Ted Koppel (who was born in England) and Geraldo Rivera's mustache (which is presumably from New York, as is Rivera) were all noted by Gutierrez.

DON'T MISS TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Chock full of usable information on today's issues."

Michael, Executive Director

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy , Director of Communications

Great way to keep up with Washington"

Ray, Professor of Economics

Sign up form for the newsletter
MORE NATIONAL JOURNAL