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Ives dubs Rauner a “weak man” for making Illinois a sanctuary state




WHEATON – Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a bill passed by Democrats to protect illegal aliens residing in Illinois earlier this year. The action upset Republican conservatives statewide, and provoked a GOP primary challenger - Jeanne Ives, who spoke out Friday about the controversial murder verdict in San Francisco Thursday night. 

Ives called Governor Bruce Rauner a "weak man" for signing the Democrats' bill into law, making Illinois effectively a sanctuary state as San Francisco was when 30 year old Kate Steinle was brutally murdered by a person that had been deported five times.  

“My heart breaks for Kate Steinle’s family. They have suffered an unimaginable loss and now have been denied justice for the man who shot and killed her," Ives said. "If San Francisco’s immigration laws had been enforced, Kate would be alive today.

Ives aid in making Illinois a Sanctuary State, Governor Rauner made Illinoisans less safe. The state already has “Kate Steinle” tragedies.

“In Chicago, William McCann was hit with a car and dragged to his death by a man who was in the country illegally. The man was not held for Federal Immigration agents. He has escaped the grasp of law enforcement. Mr. McCann’s family has been denied justice, just as the Steinle family has," Ives said. 

“In Schaumburg, Tiffany Thrasher was sexually assaulted, then strangled in her apartment. The man who killed her is a Mexican citizen, whose immigration status at the time of his apprehension was unclear. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have filed a detainer."

The Executive Office is charged with law enforcement, the state rep said.

"Unfortunately, we have a weak man in the role of chief law enforcer. Bruce Rauner did not have to make Illinois a sanctuary state, but he did. And in doing so, he betrayed all families he was elected to protect.”


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  1. A friend of mine – who I helped get elected as a suburban conservative township GOP committeeman – now has a conservative 30-something daughter, who is running for an open GOP state legislative seat.
    She supports President Trump – and like her father, she is pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, and she detests RINO, Bruce Rauner.
    She will win this uncontested Arlington Heights GOP seat – and she will win the general election, and she will oppose RINO, Rauner and his left-wing, North Shore Democrat wife, Diana.

  2. Billionaire RINO Bruce Rauner believes he is above the law. He has made us a functioning Sanctuary State for illegal aliens, withdrawing support for Federal authorities and setting us up to be the next San Francisco:
    “When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities, they put the public’s safety at risk,” the statement said. “San Francisco’s decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle.”

  3. Before we wax glowingly about Jeanne, we should consider the baggage Jeanne carries in a steamer trunk.
    For all the rhetoric Jeanne has spouted in the Illinois state house, She has little to show as to being a effective legislator.
    Most importantly, Jeanne’s baggage will be dredged up and put into the sunlight where all will see. With the monies Jeanne’s political enemies have, this baggage will be on heavy rotation on tv.
    All of this is to come in the coming months leading up to March 20th. Jeanne is for a real ride into real Illinois politics, not the local wheaton echo chamber, where Jeanne had an easy ride. The ride is going to get real rough.

  4. So whose side is this RINO on? The illegal alien criminals, or the law abiding citizens?
    You all know the answer to that. One of those pudgy rich democrats are going to win this election unless we all get behind Jeanne Ives, and I don’t care what her record is, it’s got to be better than any of these treasonous, fat, rich, frat boys who would sell their mother out for a cheese tacos.