House Republicans Respond to Democrats’ Political Games

Yesterday, Democrats passed brazen legislation in the Illinois House to change election law to their own self-serving political advantages, stifle the ability of the Republican party to fill office vacancies, and place meaningless non-binding questions on the ballot to drive Democrat voters to the polls.

The bill, SB2412, was filed at the last minute and favors self-serving political corruption over any semblance of transparency. In protest to the process and content of the measure, House Republican lawmakers stood united in voting “present” on the bill. Following that vote, House Republican Leader Tony McCombie held a press conference to reiterate that House Republicans will not play this political game House Democrats are prioritizing this spring.

“Serious legislators should want to give time for the public to understand the impact on our state,” said Leader McCombie. “We’re used to seeing this kind of maneuvering on May 31, but we don’t understand the sense of urgency right now, unless the end goal is to stifle the democratic process through the changes on slating candidates.”

“This united position is about providing checks and balances much needed in state government,” continued McCombie.