Democratic congressman who filed articles of impeachment against Trump to retire instead of sticking around to see it through

  • Rep. Luis Guttierez is reportedly retiring after more than two decades in Congress
  • ?He scheduled a press conference in Chicago
  • ?He was part of a group of Democrats who filed articles of impeachment against President Trump before Thanksgiving

Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Guttierez, who just before Thanksgiving filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, is ending his own career in Congress.

Guttierez, who represents part of Chicago, was set to address supporters at a restaurant there Tuesday.

He plans to resign after more spending 25 years in Congress, the?Chicago Sun-Times and Politico reported, citing Democratic sources.?

Just before the holiday, Guttierez was one of five Democrats filing the impeachment articles.??

'It is clear to us that he is unfit to be president of the United States of America,' he said.?

Gittierez has also been an outspoken advocate for addressing the legal status of DREAMers brought to the country illegally as children.

Rep. Luis Guttierez, who just before Thanksgiving filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, is ending his own career in Congress

Rep. Luis Guttierez, who just before Thanksgiving filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, is ending his own career in Congress

Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) warms up the crowd for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at an election night rally February 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Sources told the Chicago Sun-Times he is retiring

Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) warms up the crowd for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at an election night rally February 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Sources told the Chicago Sun-Times he is retiring

Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, is expected to run to succeed him.?

He filed papers to run for reelection again just Monday.

Garcia, who forced Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff in 2015, would run for the congressional seat and no longer run again for mayor, Politico reported.???

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