Politico reports that Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a constant boil on the backsides of Republicans, is leaving Congress. That’s right, the major backer and defender of illegal immigrants, and the sanctuary city of Chicago, is going to announce his decision to not seek re-election this morning.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez won't run for re-election, 'Chuy' Garcia preps bid to succeed him in Congres https://t.co/DJoxM5smgb
— Hal Dardick (@ReporterHal) November 28, 2017
Politico cites three sources within the Democrat Party who claim to know of Gutierrez’s intentions. Gutierrez is one of those swamp representatives that nobody on our side will miss. He was a problem, a huge one, that acted like he never read the Constitution or knew what it was about.
He flew by the seat of his pants, saying whatever he wanted, thinking he was crafting law as he spoke it. Gutierrez works so hard for illegals, he probably got a better offer from Mexico and is on his way down south to represent the country he really cares about.
Gutierrez is expected to announce he’s withdrawing his nominating petitions on Tuesday.
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.
“I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything,” he said late Monday.
Hopefully more will fall after this guy. He is just one of the swamp’s many career politicians that need to go!
Maybe it is me, but with Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken getting caught by the House Ethics Committee, maybe Luis is caught up in that too, and he’s getting out quickly so they don’t catch him.
According to NBC 5 in Chicago, Congressman Luis Gutierrez will announce tomorrow that he will not seek reelection.#GoodRiddence #BuildTheWall #Hannity
— William Davis (@davis1988will) November 28, 2017
— Brian Barrow (@BrianPBarrow) November 28, 2017
Story updated: Chuy Garcia camp first learned of Luis Gutierrez plans on Friday — polling also done in district showing him with big lead, Dem sources tell us. https://t.co/e9xceu07hA
— natasha korecki (@natashakorecki) November 28, 2017
The timing is suspect, in my opinion, but I won’t miss him.
Speaking of suspicion, others on Twitter thought it was curious that Gutierrez was stepping down amidst the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein revelations.
There must be something truly terrible here, given that Franken and Conyers will likely survive https://t.co/urI5TF5St9?amp=1
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 28, 2017
How many dudes on the Hill are carefully weighing retirement tonight who wouldn’t have dreamed of it a month ago? https://t.co/vl876oe5ev
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) November 28, 2017
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