Skip to comments.Pritzker says he'll lead Illinois as resistance state to Trump
Posted on 08/01/2017 1:24:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker Monday pledged if elected to lead Illinois as a resistance state to President Donald Trump's policies and said Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's silence on federal issues demonstrated he was "complicit" with the president.
"I'm proud to be part of the resistance," Pritzker told a group of supporters, using downtown's Trump Tower as a backdrop. "When I'm governor, we're not going to be silent like Bruce Rauner. Illinois will be a firewall against Donald Trump's destructive and bigoted agenda."
On Monday, Pritzker unveiled plans such as expanded availability of health care and protections for gay rights and immigrants. His comments were symbolic of the effort by Democratic contenders to try to tap into progressive anger toward Trump, as well as to try to tie the president to the state's first-term GOP governor.
Rauner rarely has discussed Trump in public, let alone provide responses to reporter questions involving the White House on such issues as the Republican push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which could affect hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans who receive health care under a federally funded expansion of Medicaid.....
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[ “I’m proud to be part of the resistance,” Pritzker told a group of supporters, ]
Good for you. Thanks for helping us identify the treasonous and the traitors.
Now, we’ll know more about who to watch out for.
Oh, BTW, Hillary lost......
And here he is with Rod Blagojevich
I am so proud to have marched in #ChicagoPride today to celebrate how far weve come in fighting for LGBT equality. #Pride2017 - JB PritzkerVerified account
Great! We won’t have to pay any financial bailouts for the broke state of Illinois !
Related to Penny Pritzker?
Resistance, my ass. Pritzker is part of the corrupt leftist Deep State Establishment that we Conservative Patriots RESIST.
His older sister.
Oh, that’s what you need for a populist leader with a touch for the common man, a guy from a long line of old money. Heck, the University of Chicago’s medical school is named after his great-great grand daddy or something.
It won’t be easy for him to lead the “Resistance” in a bankrupt state that people are fleeing by the thousands, will it? I feel sorry for downstate Illinois, trapped in a state run by the kook, corrupt leftists in Chicagoland.
>”I’m proud to be part of the resistance,” Pritzker told a group of supporters
It’s nice when 5th columnists identify themselves.
Pretty sure he is related to Penny. This family is why I will not stay at a HYATT property!
The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column in this country!
Suddenly the Democrats love states rights.
That’s nice..... why not lead a resistance state against blacks murdering people!!!
Deflect, deflect, deflect. Can’t deal with that big old state bankruptcy, can you.
If Obama were president and a GOP candidate said this, the headline would have resistance in quotes and the article would imply racism and/or fanaticism.
Pogo the possum said, “We have met the enemy and he are us.” Illinois’ enemy isn’t Trump, it is themselves.
He should have plenty of time since his left wing craphole of a state is running like clockwork.
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