Democrats were hit with yet another arrest on Wednesday when Rep Luis Gutierrez was arrested once again along with 200 protesters at a protest on Capitol Hill demanding action on DACA.
The Daily Caller reported that Gutierrez was one of 200 protesters to be arrested on the steps of the United States Capitol Wednesday afternoon. The lawmaker joined members of the Service Employee’s International Union (SEIU) as they stormed the steps of Congress to demanded action on DACA.
This comes as Congress is considering a bipartisan measure to replace the order that allowed temporary protected status to illegal residents nationwide.
“Congress refuses to act, and it’s killing us,” one protester said.
Before the protest, the protesters had promised that 200 rioters would be arrested in a “civil disobedience action.” The protesters who were idiotic enough to volunteer to be arrested wore green gloves and green armbands and were ushered to the front of the line.
Capitol police surrounded the protesters before giving them three warnings and quickly took control of the situation.
Gutierrez has already been arrested a few times this year for protesting in protests such as this one. He previously announced that he will not seek reelection in 2018 as he ponders a 2020 presidential run against Donald Trump.
“I will be reaching out to people across the country. I am going to take the steps to guarantee [Federal Election Commission] regulations and rules about campaign financing, first and foremost, make sure I’m following the law, ” Gutierrez said last week. This is what I can tell you — anybody really wanted to listen to me — look, I’m not retiring, I’m not retiring. I’m going to sit down with Soraida [Gutiérrez’s wife], and we’re going to figure it out. I want to build something, I want to build something national.”
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