A Democrat representative from Illinois plans to test the waters to see if a run for presidency is a viable option, according to a Fox News report.
Illinois Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez resigned Tuesday from his office which would give him the opportunity for a potential run as a Democratic candidate for the presidency, Fox News reported. Fox News learned that Gutierrez will set up a six month schedule in 2018 to visit various cities to see how he is received in the country.
Gutierrez announced he would be stepping down from office Tuesday, and endorsed current Cook County commissioner Jesús “Chuy” Garcia to take his position.
“I’m not giving up in the fight for equality for immigrants, Latinos, women, for fighting for the LGBTQ community, the environment and racial justice,” Gutierrez said Tuesday. The 64 year-old representative has been a long time champion of open borders, co-signing many amnesty deals and remaining a staunch opponent of President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda.
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