Illinois Democrat Luis Gutierrez is everything that’s wrong with America. In September, he was arrested for protesting outside Trump Tower. Now, it is being reported that he will not seek re-election to a seat in Congress he’s held since 1993.
From The Hill:
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), one of the most vocal immigration reform advocates in the House, reportedly won’t run for reelection.
Three Democratic sources told Politico that Gutiérrez plans to announce Tuesday that he’s pulling his nominating petitions for the seat.
More via Politico:
The sources say that former Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia will begin circulating petitions for Gutierrez’s post.
Gutierrez’s spokesman, Douglas Rivlin said he couldn’t comment.
On Gutierrez’s arrest, per Washington Examiner:
Reps. Raul Grijalva and Luis Gutierrez were arrested outside Trump Tower Tuesday afternoon after sitting in the street outside the building in Manhattan.
Reports from the scene indicated Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Gutierrez, D-Ill., were among multiple lawmakers who joined a crowd sitting in the street outside the building.