Rep Luis Gutierrez Gets Arrested at Trump Tower
Rep Luis Gutierrez was arrested along with other Hispanic lawmakers and wouldn’t you know it, they let him go. Why? They should have kept him on moral grounds. He pretended he was there for the Dreamers but that’s a lie.
The fate of DACA doesn’t lie with Trump, it lies with Congress, so if Gutierrez really wanted to do something for DACA Dreamers, he would have been in Washington, D.C. He would be trying to convince his fellow members of the House to vote his way and not doing political grandstanding at Trump Tower. Someone should look into it and see who paid for his trip.
For those of you who don’t know who Gutierrez is, he is a member of the House who wants to grant amnesty to all illegals, move Mexico City into Washington DC and deport all Americans. He is Paul Ryan’s open borders guru.
According to USA Today:
Three Democratic lawmakers were arrested Tuesday outside of Trump Tower in New York as part of a pro-DREAM Act demonstration, their offices confirmed.
Reps. Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois, Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Adriano Espaillat of New York were among the 10 people taken into custody and later released, the New York Police Department said. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was also arrested, police confirmed.
Demonstrators were calling on Congress to pass a clean version of legislation designed to shield DREAMers, undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children.
According to Make the Road New York, the immigration organization that organized the demonstration, the members of Congress marched to Trump Tower with immigrants before blocking traffic on 5th Avenue.
The demonstration comes nearly two weeks after the president announced that he would wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Since then, Trump has worked closely with Congress on a deal to protect DREAMers.
Gutierrez is also know for the vast amount of ethical lapses he has had since he has been in office. For example, in 2010 he helped his daughter get a sweetheart price on house she was able to sell a year later for a 55% profit after she bought it under market prices:
The National Legal and Policy Center noted:
Gutierrez was the mentor of former Chicago ward-26 alderman Billy Ocasio, who initiated specialized affordable-housing programs in his district.
Gutierrez’s daughter, Omaira Figueroa, benefited from the program, buying an affordable condo for a discounted $155,000 in June, 2008, and selling it for $239,900 just over a year later.
While city of Chicago rules prevent affordable-housing owners from re-selling their homes for a major profit, the housing initiative put into place by Ocasio wasn’t subject to these regulations. Figueroa, who originally purchased the condo with a $140,000 loan from her congressman father, was able to the sell the condo at a 55 percent profit.
Before that Gutierrez did some real estate deals with Tony Rezko (Who bought Obama’s house) and Calvin Boender, both of who are now in prison for bribing public officials.
In 2014, Gutierrez was investigated by the House Ethics Committee:
In June, USA TODAY reported that Gutiérrez had paid a Chicago lobbyist more than $500,000 in taxpayer funds to work side by side with his congressional staff for a decade. The lobbyist, Doug Scofield, earned several thousand dollars a month as a paid contractor to train staff and help craft news releases among other functions.
He paid his wife hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign contributions:
Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign’s payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser.
Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress. She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign cash in three cycles since stepping into her role.
The first time Soraida acted in an official capacity for the campaign, in 2010, she pulled in over $44,000 and was the top recipient of cash from the Gutierrez campaign that year.
Soraida then pocketed over $93,000 in 2012, making her the biggest beneficiary of campaign funds for the second election cycle in a row. The committee disbursed $383,848 in 2012, so Soraida’s payments constituted roughly 25 percent of all campaign expenditures.
Soraida was yet again the top beneficiary of cash from Gutierrez for Congress during the 2014 election cycle, receiving $110,000. Herman Andrew, a vendor, was the second highest-paid individual at $24,000.
Soraida has pocketed $65,000 during the 2016 election cycle to date. She has been paid a total of $312,000 from the Gutierrez for Congress campaign committee since 2010.
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