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Democrats Begin To Eat Each Other: Gutierrez Threatens to Leave Dem. Caucus if Pelosi Betrays Illegal Aliens

Rep. Luis Gutierrez recently went in hard on Nancy Pelosi over the DACA extension.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez recently went in hard on Nancy Pelosi over the DACA extension.

Gutierrez claimed it would be “a complete betrayal” by Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) House Minority Leader if she decided to back budget caps deal that did not include an extension of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Luis Gutierrez was asked if he thinks Pelosi would lose support from the Democratic Caucus if she chose to support the deal without DACA. His answer was surprising. Luis Gutierrez said “I would hope so,” according to Matt Fuller from the Huffington Post.

Gutierrez even said last month he would endorse an immigration policy from the WH that involved making an extension for DACA in exchange for billions for the construction of the border wall and security.

“I’ll take a bucket, take bricks, and start building it myself,” he told reporters after the release of the White House plan

Reported by breitbart:

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is reportedly considering leaving the Democratic caucus if his party’s leaders cave again and agree on a government-funding deal that does not include protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

According to the Guardian, Gutierrez said on Tuesday that it would be “very difficult, not impossible” for him to “keep standing up for the Democratic Party and be a member of an institution and a grouping in the Congress of the United States, which doesn’t reflect key values” that he has.

Gutierrez also reportedly said it would be a “complete betrayal” if House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) caved and asked Democrats to support a government-funding deal that does not include a DACA fix.

During the last government shutdown debate, Gutierrez said he was even willing to go down to the U.S.-Mexico border himself with bricks and mortal to help build the border wall in return for permanent protection for DACA recipients.

Gutierrez also accused Democrats of caring more about gay marriage than Latinos.

“If the Republicans said we are ending same-sex marriage, but we promise Democrats a vote later; or we approve of oil drilling in every national park, but you’ll have a vote later – do you think the Democrats would say yes?,” Gutierrez asked. “This shows me that when it comes to immigrants, Latinos and their families, Democrats are still not willing to go to the mat to allow people in my community to live in our country legally.”

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