DISGRACEFUL! Amnesty-Loving Democrat Luis Gutierrez WALKS OUT of SOTU Address Amid “USA!” Chant (VIDEO)
Amnesty-loving Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) walked out on President Trump’s first State of the Union address amid chants of “USA!” “USA!” “USA!”
Footage of the “walk out,” was captured by NBC News.
President Trump: “Freedom stands tall over one more monument: this one. This Capitol. This living monument — this is the monument to the American people.” https://t.co/bggeAIE8lP pic.twitter.com/b6Qfv50wSz
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 31, 2018
— El Gato (@swanee39) January 31, 2018
Journalists took note of Gutierrez walking out.
Chicago Tribune reporter Tony Briscoe noted, “It looks like Congressman Luis Gutierrez just walked out
It looks like Congressman Luis Gutierrez just walked out #SOTU
— Tony Briscoe (@_TonyBriscoe) January 31, 2018
“Looked like Luis Gutierrez leaving the House Chamber at beginning of “USA” chant. Bathroom break or something else?” tweeted the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross.
Looked like Luis Gutierrez leaving the House Chamber at beginning of "USA" chant. Bathroom break or something else? #SOTU
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) January 31, 2018
In November, the lawmaker announced he will not be running for reelection.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, longtime advocate for immigration reform, is set to retire, Democrats… https://t.co/drAYJZmvji
— NewsTweetStream (@NewsTweetStream) November 28, 2017
In September, Rep. Gutierrez made headlines after the amnesty-loving lawmaker called Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly a ‘disgrace to the uniform.’
Fox News reports:
In an email to Fox News late Sunday, Kelly responded by saying Congress did “nothing” to help so-called Dreamers when they had the chance.
“As far as the congressman and other irresponsible members of congress are concerned, they have the luxury of saying what they want as they do nothing and have almost no responsibility,” Kelly said. “They can call people liars but it would be inappropriate for me to say the same thing back at them. As my blessed mother used to say ‘empty barrels make the most noise.’”
He concluded, “The congressman has a right to his opinion.”
Over the summer, Gutierrez was arrested, along with 30 other protesters, outside of the White House during a DACA rally.
The Daily Caller reports:
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was arrested along with roughly 30 fellow protesters outside the White House during a gathering commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The protesters were arrested for sitting on the sidewalk outside the White House after attending a rally in Lafayette Square across the street, according to The Hill. Gutierrez, a well-known immigration advocate, defended the protest shortly before his arrest.
“The same values that I inculcated in my daughters, that my wife and I raised them, [Dreamers] are an example and exemplify them. Their dreams are just like my kids’ dreams,” Gutiérrez told The Hill shortly before his arrest.