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    Quote Originally Posted by lorrie View Post
    The further , the better!
    I agree. The sooner I don't have to look at his ugly face on tv, bitching about us enforcing the law on illegal immigration, the better.

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    Gutierrez will probably announce today that he is going to run for governor of Puerto Rico.
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    "Could the next step for Gutierrez be running for governor of Puerto Rico? Ever since Hurricane Irma, Gutierrez has made several trips there and been highly critical of the Trump administration's response. Sources say it's not likely.

    One thing that is likely is that Gutierrez has a plan for what's next, and it's likely to be something where he can still have a voice on key issues like immigration."


    http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rep-luis-gutierrez-may-not-seek-re-election-reports-say/2706378/
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    Gutierrez says he will travel the country to create “a new fierce framework” for immigrant rights heading into 2020 presidential election. Also wants Puerto Rico rebuilt. Says he can’t do both from 4th Congressional District seat.

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    Gutierrez won’t run again, endorses Garcia as successor and ‘champion’

    CHICAGO NEWS 11/28/2017, 01:43pm

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez. Photo by Tina Sfondeles.

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    A teary-eyed Rep. Luis Gutierrez put a period on his congressional career on Tuesday, announcing at a packed news conference that would not seek re-election — but hinting it might be more of a comma.

    “Today I’m announcing I won’t be seeking re-election.” Gutierrez said, adding that he’s not “retiring” and will still fight for immigration, racial justice.


    “I’m not going to rule out any future office,” Gutierrez said. “I’m not leaving. I want to engage.”


    But while he plans to continue his efforts to rebuild hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, Gutierrez ruled out running for governor of the U.S. commonwealth.


    The Northwest Side Democrat signaled his retirement at Maggiano’s Little Italy, standing next to the man he wants to replace him in Congress, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.


    Gutierrez said he expects Garcia to be a “champion” in Chicago and nationally.


    “Chuy, Jesus, I know you’re going to do such a good, incredible job,” Gutierrez said. “You are ready and that’s why I’m here.”

    Garcia said: “We must never allow fear and oppression to catch fire and guide our nation. We stand at a crossroads.”

    For himself, Gutierrez said he wants to spend next chapter with his family, traveling and working on issues close to his heart like helping to rebuild Puerto Rico.


    Gutierrez says he’s taking a “quasi-sabbatical” with his wife to talk to immigrant communities — in Georgia, Alabama — to rebuild infrastructure for next election.


    The news was expected, after the Chicago Sun-Times and other media outlets reported it late Monday, but it was still a shock to the political world. Gutierrez had filed nominating petitions to get on the ballot earlier Monday.


    Poster showing Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with Mayor Harold Washington.

    The news conference was held in a room decorated with blown-up photographs of Gutierrez and Garcia with the late Mayor Harold Washington. Both were part of the coalition that helped elect the city’s first African American mayor.

    Despite the long history between Gutierrez and Garcia, the two have not always been on the same team.


    When Garcia ran for mayor in 2015, Gutierrez backed incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.


    Asked about that on Tuesday, Gutierrez said he was already supporting Rahm’s campaign and couldn’t break his word.


    “Decisions had been made,” he said.


    And while Garcia’s congressional run would seem to put the county commissioner out of play for a 2019 mayoral run, he said he has no plans to endorse Emanuel.


    “No deals, absolutely not,” Garcia said.

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    Great News! Gutierrez resigning & $2,000 gift offered to help us.


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    2020? Luis Gutierrez Leaving Congress to Build Left-Wing Infrastructure to Fight Trum

    2020? Luis Gutierrez Leaving Congress to Build Left-Wing Infrastructure to Fight Trump



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    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) vowed on Tuesday that he will travel from coast to coast in the years ahead after leaving Congress, “creating a new fierce framework for immigrant rights across this country” ahead of “2020 and the presidential election.”

    Gutierrez announced he will not seek re-election to Congress and endorsed Chuy Garcia to take his place.

    He ruled out running for governor of Puerto Rico or mayor of Chicago but “absolutely” did not rule out running again for future office.

    Should Gutierrez decide to run for president against President Donald Trump, his over-the-top and vicious anti-Trump rhetoric, left-wing authenticity, and propensity to say outrageous statements without a filter would guarantee him plenty of press and headlines and consideration from the “Resistance wing.”

    But on Tuesday, the bombastic congressman also reminded Democrats that he opposed NAFTA as a freshman congressman in 1993, even taking on the Daley machine in Chicago. Hitting all of the issues that matter to left-wing primary voters, Gutierrez said he opposed the Defense of Marriage Act and blasted former President Bill Clinton and the “majority of Democrats” for supporting it and turning their backs on gays and lesbians. He said he was happy he voted against the Iraq War and emphasized that he backed single-payer health care in 2012 before it was cool to do so on the progressive left. Gutierrez said he was the only Latino congressman to back Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy and said he then held Obama’s feet to the fire when Obama did not deliver on comprehensive amnesty legislation. Gutierrez also spoke at length about how he and Garcia backed former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington.

    Gutierrez’s signature issue has been amnesty for illegal immigrants, and he declared that he will talk to leaders in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi about building “the infrastructure for the 2020 election.” He added that he would also be visiting places like Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Ohio.

    Gutierrez, who reportedly “owns an oceanfront home on Puerto Rico’s north coast” denied he will run for governor of Puerto Rico after a source close to him told Fox32 in Chicago that he may be eyeing Puerto Rico’s governorship.

    In August, Gutierrez sounded like a candidate for elected office in Puerto Rico when he spoke to David Axelrod on his “Axe Files” podcast about “my island, my people.”

    “It’s an important place for me,” Gutierrez told Axelrod, who also first made a name for himself in politics while working for Harold Washington. “It’s going to be a place when I look at the last chapter of my life … I want to make sure there is a chapter that allows me to return and do good things … [in Puerto Rico].

    In recent months, Gutierrez has blasted Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria, accusing him of neglecting Puerto Rico and even suggesting that Trump should be impeached for not doing enough to help Puerto Ricans. He criticized Trump for giving Puerto Rico a $5 billion loan instead of a grant.

    Gutierrez told left-wing host Amy Goodman that Trump wants to “make Puerto Rico not part of the United States, but owned by the United States.”

    “You leave Puerto Rico, and that’s just another reason we should impeach you as president of the United States,” said Gutierrez, who co-sponsored the articles of impeachment against Trump that House Democrats recently introduced.

    Gutierrez on Tuesday spoke at length about rebuilding Puerto Rico, which he said is “in a lot of pain” because so many “have turned their backs on her” after Hurricane Maria. And though he said he would be spending a lot of time in Puerto Rico to help rebuild the island, his primary focus seemed to be on 2020.

    He spoke about needing a “new vehicle to prepare ourselves for 2020” and said, “I want to take my energies and my ability to somewhere where I know I want to place them.”

    “I am going to leave Congress, but I’m not retiring. I’m not giving up on the fight for equality for immigrants, for Latinos, for women, for fighting for the LGBT community, the environment, and the whole range of progressive issues I’ve been fighting for for 25 years,” he said. “I’m excited about the fight that’s coming forward.”

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    21 Times Exiting Rep. Luis Gutierrez Touted Open-Borders

    by JOHN BINDER
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    As Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is reportedly set to exit Congress, Breitbart News revisits 21 reports showing the pro-amnesty Congressman at his most extreme, unhinged open-borders moments.

    1. That time when Luis Gutierrez Said His “Only One Loyalty” Was to Immigrants, Not Americans

    Gutierrez has worked tirelessly to expand immigration levels and open America’s borders up to the rest of the world. As Gutierrez once declared, “I have only one loyalty…and that’s to the immigrant community.”

    2. When Luis Gutierrez Came Unhinged on an Immigration Expert During a Congressional Hearing

    Gutierrez accused [the Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica] Vaughan of “exploiting” Steinle’s death by pointing out that defiant local authorities refused to cooperate with immigration law enforcement, and that Gutierrez himself scoffed at her murder.

    Gutierrez, always audacious, adopted Steinle’s murder as a way to plug his own political career.

    “Apparently,” Gutierrez said as he removed his glasses and gathered himself up in a fury, “people have decided to besmirch people’s reputation, and take their words, and exploit the death of a beautiful young American woman. And I will not simply stand here and remain silent while that happens. You may not believe that we should have, Mrs. Vaughan, a fixing of our broken immigration system. But don’t exploit a young woman’s death in order to receive a paycheck to put food on your table.”

    That Americans have lost beloved family members to illegal aliens made no impression on Gutierrez. He demanded Vaughan stop talking about immigration altogether.

    “You should find a more decent and practical way about going about your living,” he shouted.

    3. When Luis Gutierrez Supported Rep. Paul Ryan for House Speaker So He Could Push His Open Borders Agenda

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s endorsement of Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House has drawn new attention to Ryan’s two-decade history of pushing for open borders immigration policies. A previously little noticed 2013 video of Ryan and Gutierrez stumping for Sen. Marco Rubio’s amnesty bill—in which the two make a candid pitch for unlimited immigration—shows just how far Ryan is willing to go to push for open borders policies.

    In the wide-ranging 53-minute video, which took place in Chicago, both Gutierrez and Ryan outline their shared plan for adopting open borders: that is, a national policy of allowing companies to bring in and hire as many foreign workers as they would like. This “free movement” of people across national boundaries is the centerpiece of the open borders ideology to which Ryan has devoted much of his career.

    4. When Luis Gutierrez Pushed for Amnesty in Order to ‘Punish’ Americans Who Are Against Illegal Immigration

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) believes Hispanics should get amnesty and citizenship to punish Americans who are against illegal immigration. After he told the La Raza conference in Los Angeles that President Barack Obama gave the Latino community a “down payment” with his temporary amnesty program that halted the deportations “of our people,” Gutierrez urged Hispanics to seek retribution at the ballot box.

    5. When Luis Gutierrez Said “Every Institution in America” Should Ignore Federal Immigration Laws Until Amnesty is Passed

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) suggested that until Congress passes sweeping amnesty legislation, “every institution in America” should find ways to ignore or work around federal immigration laws. He also said that President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action program was the first step in implementing more amnesty programs.

    Testifying before a Senate Subcommittee hearing in Chicago on “Immigrant Enlistment” that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) chaired, Gutierrez said that “every institution in America, including our military, must work around the inability of our federal government and the U.S. House of Representatives to fix our immigration system.”

    6. When Luis Gutierrez Compared Fighting for Open Borders to the Civil Rights Movement

    Ahead of the Martin Luther King holiday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) compared the fight for amnesty for illegal immigrants to the march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama during a New Jersey stop on his nationwide executive amnesty tour.

    Gutierrez reportedly held a press conference in New Jersey with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) at the “Comunidad Cristiana Church in Elizabeth” in which claimed that today’s pro-amnesty movement is the “civil rights movement of our time.”

    7. When Luis Gutierrez Said He Sees His “Own Daughter” in Illegal Aliens Flooding Across U.S.-Mexico Border

    During this weekend’s Political Capital, Hunt asked Gutierrez whether “some racism” was involved in the opposition to illegal immigrants.

    “When I see those children, I see my own daughter. I can’t help but see that,” Gutierrez, who was born in Chicago, answered. “I see my nieces and nephews.”

    Gutierrez continued, “I just wonder, don’t you see your children and other children in the same? Because that’s really what this is about.”

    8. When Luis Gutierrez Demanded the Parents of Young Illegal Aliens Be “Freed” From Deportation

    Speaking at the National Council of La Raza conference in Los Angeles, Gutierrez said that Obama assured him during a White House meeting with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week that he would be as “generous and broad” as he can to “stop the deportation of our people each and every day.”

    “You gave us a down payment when you freed 600,000 DREAMers from deportation,” Gutierrez said. “Now it is time for the president in the United States… [to] free the Mom and Dads of the DREAMers. And to go further. Be broad and expansive and generous.”

    9. When Luis Gutierrez Said If GOP Didn’t Pass Amnesty, President George W. Bush Would Be Last Republican President

    https://youtu.be/3HYdpxdDCOI

    10. When Luis Gutierrez Said Breitbart News is Too Harsh on Illegal Immigration

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) whined about Breitbart News’ coverage of illegal immigrants and Muslim refugees during his recent commencement address at Cambridge College.

    “Breitbart and Fox News didn’t invent their opinions on Mexicans and Central Americans or Muslims,” he claimed the day after the London Bridge terror attacks. “They’re just recycling them.”

    11. When Luis Gutierrez Teamed Up With Paul Ryan to Sell Open Borders to Americans

    “We want to have an immigration system that… has gates open to the people who are coming in pursuit of their version of the American dream,” Ryan told the crowd.

    Ryan made the case for dissolving borders—declaring unabashedly that the United States “is more than [its] borders.”

    “America is more than just a country,” Ryan said. “It’s more than Chicago, or Wisconsin. It’s more than our borders. America is an idea. It’s a very precious idea.”

    12. When Luis Gutierrez Tried to Guilt Americans into Supporting Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

    In his address, Gutierrez made a craven attempt to tweak the audience’s sense of class guilt, suggesting that they owed citizenship to the people who mow their lawns, babysit their kids, and pour their white wine:

    Who are they? You know who they are. They pour the water in your glass when you go to dinner. And they wash the dishes before and after they pour that water in your glass. You know that. You can’t wash your car in the city of Chicago without coming across them. You know when you see that freshly-made bed and you see Maria walking out of the room as you–you don’t ask about her documentation. Does she bring any fear? No, you’re happy she made your bed and has it ready for you at the end of the day. Every day in Chicago, I see–I’ve seen this hundreds of different times. Undocumented women coming early in the morning to care [for] and to nurture the children of American citizens. You give them your most precious asset, your own children, to care for. And when they’re sick, they heal them. And when they’re hungry, they feed them. We know that they’re caring for American citizens’ children. And everybody that’s been on a golf course has seen them. And when José comes to mow your lawn–now, do you ever say, “Whoa! I’m scared,” in the presence of these people? “They are somehow menacing to me”? No. You drink the water, you drink the Chardonnay, right? You eat the fruit, and the salad, and you let them take care of your kids and mow your lawn. And now it is time, at the end of the day, after they sweat and they toil that they can receive the same satisfaction in being a citizen of the United States of America just like you.

    13. When Luis Gutierrez Started Handing Out “Do Not Deport Me” Toolkits to Illegal Aliens

    Chicago Congressman Luis Gutierrez has launched a new effort to aide illegal aliens to resist deportation with a “toolkit” that contains a “get out of deportation” card.

    Gutierrez is handing out what he is calling the Family Defender Toolkit contained in a pamphlet that includes an “emergency” card that informs illegal immigrants how to avoid deportation.

    14. When Luis Gutierrez Promoted Jeb Bush’s Pro-Amnesty Presidential Campaign

    On Tuesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is the GOP 2016 contender who has the best positions on amnesty for illegal immigrants.

    At the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, Gutierrez was asked which GOP presidential candidate he “would be able to work with best” on immigration issues.
    “We have to stay with the Bush family,” Gutierrez responded while praising George W. Bush for trying twice to get comprehensive amnesty legislation last decade.

    15. When Luis Gutierrez Sanctuary Cities Protecting Criminal Illegal Aliens Were “Fourth Amendment Cities”

    https://twitter.com/NewDay/status/847064964452024320

    16. When Luis Gutierrez Compared Executive Amnesty to Desegregating the U.S. Military

    On Tuesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) compared President Barack Obama’s forthcoming executive amnesty to the desegregation of the U.S. military.

    Gutierrez, who has been one of the most vocal pro-amnesty advocates, said on the House floor that President Harry Truman unilaterally desegregated the military because he “knew that legislation mandating desegregation would not pass through the U.S. Congress, which was dominated by Southern segregationists whom, it is worth remembering, were just like Truman–Democrats.”

    17. When Luis Gutierrez Said Trump’s Pro-American Immigration Agenda is “Absolutely” Racist

    Gutiérrez said, “I think this is absolutely a racist proposal. There is no doubt in my mind. If you take diversity visas, Alex. everyone knows 90 percent of the diversity visas go to who? Black people who live in Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa or the Caribbean. And you just eliminate it? Senator Rubio’s parents wouldn’t have made it through this. My parents wouldn’t have made it through it. They didn’t have a college education. They couldn’t speak English and, yet, Rubio went on to the Senate, and I went on to the House of Representatives.”

    18. When Luis Gutierrez Suggested That Conservatives “Hate All Our Children” for Wanting to Stop Illegal Immigration at The Border
    The often outspoken Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), blasted Republicans for their efforts to address the border crisis, saying that they had reached the “least common denominator of hatefulness.”

    Gutierrez made his comments during a press conference with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

    19. When Luis Gutierrez Refused to Attend Trump’s Inauguration Over His “America First” Immigration Agenda

    https://twitter.com/NewDay/status/804677967267954688

    “I’ve been to, let me see, two Clinton inaugurations,” Gutiérrez said. “I’ve been to two of them for Bush. I’ve been to two of them for Obama. I’m not going to this inauguration. I can’t go to this inauguration because he continues to spew hatred, bigotry and prejudice. Even after, he said he was going to bring us all together. He was going to unify us, but he’s not. He continues to spew this kind of hatred. So I’m not going to be there.”

    20. When Luis Gutierrez Said Illegal Immigration Was a “Human Rights” Issue

    According to Gutierrez, illegal immigration is “really an issue of human rights” for the immigrants to come into the country. He also said U.S. laws allow immigrants to seek refuge and asylum.

    “This is really an issue of human rights and the rights of these people to come here. I know as the American public looks at them, remember they didn’t come here illegally. We have laws on our books that allow people to come and seek refuge and asylum in the United States of America, so they are using the laws of the United States of America.”

    21. When Luis Gutierrez Got Himself Arrested While Protesting in Support for Open Borders

    Gutierrez, who sat in front of a sign that read “Stop Separating Our Families” with a line of protesters, refused to leave when asked by the police. Gutierrez was in attendance at a rally urging President Obama to do more to stop the deportation of illegal immigrants.

    MRCTV’s Joe Schoffstall caught up with Gutierrez before he was arrested in which he said, “I think (President Obama) should use the broad discretionary power that the laws have conferred upon him and make decisions, smart decisions” in regards to deportation. The arrest occurred around 4:40 pm.

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    I guess we should start talking about the potential replacements for Gutierrez. Looks like the guy he is endorsing is a Mexican born illegal alien lover, just like him (illegal alien lover). When it comes to getting a politician elected from the Chicago area, I'd say our chances of getting someone we could approve of is less than zero.

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