Gutiérrez On President’s Plan To Amend The Constitution By Executive Order
Washington, DC – Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) said he is planning a Wednesday press conference in Chicago to denounce the President’s plan to amend the U.S. Constitution by executive order to address the President’s long-standing desire to deny citizenship to people born in the United States. Reacting to news reports that the President wants to end “birthright citizenship” via an executive order, the Illinois Congressman said he is calling together community leaders in Chicago to calm fears in the immigrant and Latino communities and forcefully condemn the President’s attempt to inject additional division and hatred into the last week of the midterm campaign.
The following is a statement from Rep. Gutiérrez, the Dean of the Illinois delegation and a thirteen-term Member of Congress from Chicago. He is a Member of the Judiciary Committee and the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Trump is showing his desperation headed into next week. It is incredible how far he is willing to go to protect himself from Speaker Pelosi and the subpoenas he knows are coming next year. He must be making a lot more money from his time in office than we even imagined.
Republicans can’t run on the colossal tax-cuts for billionaires and they can’t run on taking health care from middle-class families; so the Trump approach is to ratchet up the division, fear and hate.
Even as we cope with bombers and mass murderers triggered by lies about refugees and immigrants, Trump keeps going back to his comfort zone, the foundation of his presidency: hating on brown people.
Trump’s loyalists have already guzzled about as much Kool-Aid as they can drink; so with every new crazy idea, the consensus that this President is going too far gets stronger and stronger.
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