One of the most vehement anti-Trump Democrats in Congress is expected to announce on Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in 2018.
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) will not seek re-election according to three Democratic sources that informed Politico late on Monday.
Gutiérrez, who’s been in Congress for nearly a quarter-decade, filed nominating petitions on Monday that he will now have to withdraw. He's expected to endorse Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
Garcia is a commissioner in Cook County which is home to Chicago — one of America's largest sanctuary cities.
Gutiérrez's spokesman, Douglas Rivlin, had no idea what was going on when asked for comment.
"I don't know anything. I don't know anything," Rivlin said.
Politico noted that candidates looking to take Gutiérrez’s seat will have to gather nearly 7,000 signatures on petitions in under a week to be eligible.
Gutiérrez was known for his highly inflammatory language, which always seemed to come at the most inappropriate of times. In July 2017, approximately one month after a Democrat activist tried to mass murder multiple GOP members of Congress, Gutiérrez said to a crowd that he was going to "eliminate" President Donald Trump.
"For me, the major criminal that exists in the United States of America is called Donald Trump, he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at the White House," Gutierrez said, as reported by Real Clear Politics. "And we're going to take actions today, and we're going to take actions tomorrow. And there will soon be a majority in the House of Representatives, and I'm going to make sure that I am there to make sure of one thing, that we write those articles of impeachment and take him to trial before the Senate and eliminate him as president of the United States of America."