NEW YORK CITY: Three Democratic US House Reps Arrested At DACA Protest Outside Trump Tower [VIDEO]

Three Democratic members of the US House were arrested after refusing to leave Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower this afternoon.

Talking Points Memo reports:

“We’re taking the necessary steps to make it clear to President Trump, the Republicans and the Democrats that we will continue this peaceful fight for DREAMers and immigrants as long as it takes to enact legislation and put DREAMers in a safe place,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said in a statement provided to TPM by his office.

He added: “A few Congressmen and elected-officials gathering in front of Trump Tower doesn’t mean much if it is not backed up by the grassroots and allies and today we are standing with diverse allies to make sure Congress and the President do more than just talk about solutions, they actually follow through with action.”

The offices of Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), as well as New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, also confirmed their arrests. Mark-Viverito’s office shared a video of her arrest.

  • Todd20036

    The democrats might be accused of growing spines at this rate…

    • Pip

      Don’t speak too soon, you might scare their spines back into hiding. They’re easily spooked.

      • Mickey Bitsko

        Puhleez. All three of these representatives have been fighting the good fight for years.

        • Pip

          These three perhaps. You have to admit though, it’s been few and far between otherwise.

          • Kirstin Gillibrand, Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, Auntie Maxine…women allowed to speak around here?

          • Pip

            Nah, they just need to sit down and be quiet. It’s their place after all. /s

    • Oops. I might need to have my reading glasses on. Thought you wrote “growing STONES”.
      Well, that also. 🙂

      • Todd20036

        For that, I’d need pictures.

    • The_Wretched

      Progressive democrats, these aren’t the Corp, moderate type.

  • bkmn

    Be wary when the other side becomes afraid of peaceful protestors.

    • Tatonka

      I was wary a long time before that. 🙁

  • David in Tucson

    Wish I could vote for Grijalva. Instead, we’re stuck in Martha McSally’s district.

    • pj

      hopefully mcsally will get the boot next year.

      • David in Tucson

        So do I!

    • secretlab

      Of the Democrats running against her, I can recommend Ann Kirkpatrick, as a former constituent. Grijalva is a great progressive worth supporting even if you’re not in his district.

    • Don Blair

      Yes we are. That Republican fraud has got to go !

  • Bluto
    • Lars Littlefield

      Steven Miller doesn’t want us to know about this. Ssssshhhh . . .. .

      • Don Blair

        We are about to find out really soon.

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  • kaydenpat

    Stand up and be counted.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Members of the opposition party roughed up and arrested?!
    You’d think we were a banana republic!
    Shame on Trump and his Nazi goons.

  • boobert

    Latest sickening observation, why is ivanka addressing the United Nations?

    • Treant

      Melanoma has to change Donnie’s Depends.

    • ColdCountry

      She’s bucking for Emma Watson’s post.

  • Treant

    What the fuck? Where and when is the protest against this bullshit? You can’t just arrest Dems on minor made up shit and ignore the treasonous elephant in the room.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Sadly, in Trump’s Murika, you can.

  • greenmanTN
  • jerry

    Stephen Miller again, killing a gov’t study because it showed immigrants paid much more in taxes than what they cost…

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/19/1699758/-Trump-aide-reportedly-suppressed-study-proving-refugees-contributed-63-billion-more-than-they-cost

    • greenmanTN

      He is such a toad. Who knows why and how we pick the person we most dislike out of a group, but he’s mine. I’d prefer Bannon over that slimy little shitweasel.

  • Ham

    I really wouldn’t fuck with Melissa….

  • Ninja0980

    Both parties are the same though.

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • Will Kohler

    Where are the other City Councillors?

  • Will Kohler
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      She’s wherever the fuck she wants to be. She’s a free and independent citizen who, frankly, owes no one a damn thing. That’s where she is.

      • Will Kohler

        Easy for you to pontificate being in Canada – pon·tif·i·cate: express one’s opinions in a way considered annoyingly pompous and dogmatic

  • Carol Ekstrom

    Proud of my congressman! Thank you, Congressman Grijalva.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Wait….hang on….Americans were told the Democrats are EXACTLY like the republicans and that’s why you should waste your vote on Stein, 3rd parties or not at all. Seriously, that’s what the regressives told you, so it must be true. So this can’t be a real story, must be fake news. Democrats would never care about DACA, because their just republican lite…everyone knows that. /s

    I know, I’m in a mood. As for the inevitable defenders of stupid, allow me to preempt you with a hardy: Go Fuck Yourself.

  • PolymathLevel8

    This is just the type of sentimentality that convinces the left to support globalist demands for cheap labor.
    ‘Peaceful fight for DREAMers,’ ‘DREAMers in a safe place,’ ‘elected-officials gathering,’ ‘standing with diverse allies.’
    How sweet. It brings a tear to my eye, or it would if I could forget how my job is now being done by tech workers from India for pennies on the dollar.

  • Raoul Grijalva for POTUS.

  • Girlgoon

    This should distract everyone from the ACA repeal.