Rep. Gutiérrez Posts Video Of Man Threatening Illinois Staff

December 20, 2018 3:31 p.m.

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) on Wednesday asked for the public’s help in identifying a man who berated members of his Illinois staff for several minutes, at one point telling one staffer that he would “beat your motherfucking ass, motherfucker.”

After the man left, he came back in, passed through our lobby and threatened my staff some more with physical violence,” Gutiérrez wrote on Facebook. “Along with the objects he threw, this amounts to battery according the police report we filed.”

Gutiérrez also wrote that the man “identified himself as a precinct captain for Chicago City Councilman Reboyas.” The Chicago Tribune noted that Gutiérrez’s daughter, Jessica, is facing off against Reboyas for his seat next year. Reboyas denied that the man was his precinct captain to the Tribune and added: “I would never do anything like that. It’s not my style.”

Gutiérrez’s Washington, D.C. staff, he told the paper, said the man’s voice sounded like “a frequent caller who is critical of the congressman,” in the Tribune’s words.

Watch below, via the congressman:

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