Some Democrats aren’t even trying to act like elected officials anymore. They’re joining the mob in protest. Three Democrat congressmen were actually arrested recently outside Trump Tower for blocking the street.
The Daily Caller reported:
Three congressman were arrested for “civil disobedience” in front of Trump tower in New York City Tuesday morning.
Arizona Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez, and New York Democratic Rep. Adriano Espaillat, all were arrested for civil disobedience while protesting outside of one of President Donald Trump’s personal residences.
“I stood in front of Trump Tower today with a whole lot of DREAMers, immigrants and Americans to say enough to Trump and his criminalization of our immigrant communities,” Grijalva posted on his Facebook page.
Here’s the video:
ABC 10 News offers this background on the congressmen:
Grijalva has been speaking out about immigration rights since at least 2013, when he was arrested with 200 others during an immigration reform protest in Washington, D.C. He’s been very critical of President Trump’s decision to end DACA, issuing a video response the day of the announcement.
Grijalva said in that video: “Today is a very sad day. A day that is filled with cruelty, filled with the destruction of expectations and hopes on the parts of almost a million young people in the country.”
And Gutiérrez has been in Congress for 24 years. In the past, he’s proposed legislation to grant amnesty to all undocumented immigrants, not just DACA recipients. That legislation didn’t receive much support from either party. Gutiérrez was also arrested for demonstrating outside the White House in August.
There was a day when lawmakers made their stands in chambers of the legislature. Not anymore.