Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said Friday that he wants to blacklist President-elect Donald Trump’s initiation one month from now, contending the Republican has given no sign he’ll turn from the racial divisiveness that characterized his battle.
Refering to the numerous hostile things Trump said in regards to Latinos all through the crusade, and also his against movement proposition like building a divider along the U.S.- Mexico outskirt, Gutiérrez said he couldn’t force himself to go to the initiation.
“He began his battle by saying that Mexicans were killers, attackers, by criminalizing our group,” Gutiérrez said in a meeting with CNN. “When he said Mexicans, I mean in the speech of American legislative issues he implied Latinos, and criminalized every one of us.”
“I’m not setting off to this introduction,” the congressman proceeded. “I can’t go to this introduction, since he keeps on retching disdain, dogmatism and bias even after he said he would unite every one of us. He would bind together us, however he’s most certainly not.”
Gutiérrez said he and his better half will rather go to one of the dissents that will be held in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day.
Gutiérrez, who has served in Congress since 1993, likewise stood up a month ago against Trump naming Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as U.S. lawyer general.
“On the off chance that you have wistfulness for the days when blacks stayed silent, gays were in the storeroom, workers were imperceptible and ladies remained in the kitchen, Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is your man,” he wrote in an announcement.
The congressman is one of a few Democrats encouraging President Barack Obama to shield youthful undocumented individuals from the danger of extradition under the Trump organization.