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Luis Gutierrez Threatens to Leave Democrat Caucus if Pelosi Betrays DACA Recipients

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is reportedly considering leaving the Democratic caucus if his party’s leaders cave again and agree on a government-funding deal that does not include protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
According to the Guardian, Gutierrez said on Tuesday that it would be “very difficult, not impossible” for him to “keep standing up for the Democratic Party and be a member of an institution and a grouping in the Congress of the United States, which doesn’t reflect key values” that he has.

Gutierrez also reportedly said it would be a “complete betrayal” if House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) caved and asked Democrats to support a government-funding deal that does not include a DACA fix.

During the last government shutdown debate, Gutierrez said he was even willing to go down to the U.S.-Mexico border himself with bricks and mortal to help build the border wall in return for permanent protection for DACA recipients.

Gutierrez also accused Democrats of caring more about gay marriage than Latinos.

“If the Republicans said we are ending same-sex marriage, but we promise Democrats a vote later; or we approve of oil drilling in every national park, but you’ll have a vote later – do you think the Democrats would say yes?,” Gutierrez asked. “This shows me that when it comes to immigrants, Latinos and their families, Democrats are still not willing to go to the mat to allow people in my community to live in our country legally.”

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. David Landy

    February 7, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Promises promises.

  2. bruce mckenna

    February 7, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    WHEN IS THE GOING AWAY PARTY.

  3. Kathleen Gordonou

    February 7, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Bye!

  4. pdxracefan

    February 7, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Buh bye.

  5. paulette

    February 7, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    GOOD RIDANCE

  6. paulette

    February 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    DONT THREATEN PELOSI WITH A GOOD TIME

  7. Sal belardo

    February 7, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Louis, Louis, Louis! That’s the best thing you can do for the DACAs because the Democrats are only using them to get votes! Stick with the Republicans Trump has already gone form 800,000 to 1.8 million!Eventually you will get a better deal from the Republicans!

  8. John

    February 7, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Interesting where does he think he is going.

  9. BETH

    February 7, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN THE REAR END.

  10. brian MCMILLAN

    February 8, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Leave the democrat caucus? How about leaving the country.

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