Rep. Luis Gutierrez Arrested In Capitol Hill Protest

Democrats are chomping at the bit to take on President Trump in 2020.

Already, one Democrat has declared he’s running. Rep. John Delaney of Maryland has already announced he plans to take on Trump in 2020. Never heard of him? That’s OK – the vast majority of Americans haven’t either. Delaney is a backbencher eager for press attention. His “candidacy” is a publicity stunt.

Likewise, it looks like a lot of no-name Democrats are going to try to build up their reputation by challenging Trump. The media is already speculating which Democrats will run. One at the top of everyone’s list is Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a fervent Trump-hater and supporter of illegal immigration.

A week ago, Politico published an article detailing Gutierrez’s presidential aspirations: “Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), who announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection to Congress, is instead pursuing another move: testing the presidential waters. Gutiérrez joins a growing field of Democrats — including more than a half-dozen House members — who are looking at a 2020 run.”

The Illinois representative recently announced his retirement, fueling speculation that he is serious about running.

Gutierrez is apparently so passionate about running for president that he’s willing to put himself in the line of danger for the job, including getting arrested.

Yesterday afternoon, Gutierrez was arrested on the grounds of Capitol Hill while protesting for Congress to pass a measure protecting the so-called “DREAMers.”

From the Daily Caller News Foundation: “The sitting member of Congress joined members of the Service Employee’s International Union (SEIU) as they stormed the steps of Congress to demanded action on DACA. Both chambers currently are considering a bipartisan measure to replace the order that allowed temporary protected status to illegal residents nationwide.”

You can see the arrest below:

This isn’t the first time Gutierrez has been arrested. He was put in cuffs last September outside of Trump Tower in New York City, and was detained while protesting ICE back in March.

Gutierrez may think he’s brave, being arrested for causes he believes in. But it’s really cowardice. As a well-connected congressman, Gutierrez doesn’t have to worry about the ramifications of these arrests. He’ll always have a job. Meanwhile, he leads impressionable young people on these crusades that lead to their arrest, possibly tainting their entire career right out of the gate. Unlike Gutierrez, these young people are most likely not wealthy or connected. An arrest on their record could make it very difficult for them to get a job in the future.

And Gutierrez encourages them to get arrested. He’s disgusting and should be ashamed.

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