Luis Gutierrez threatens to leave Dem caucus if Pelosi betrays DACA recipients

Luis Gutierrez threatens to leave Dem caucus if Pelosi betrays DACA recipients
Luis Gutierrez

[Ed. – Dissension in the ranks.]

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.

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