After months of avoiding media, voters, and the public, Richard Irvin finally emerged for a press conference this week—only to be peppered with questions on everything from Donald Trump to Roe vs Wade. After saying “let me finish” more than twenty times, Irvin abruptly ended the presser.
Given his poor performance at the press conference, Irvin continued his game of duck-and-dodge by shirking his statutory responsibilities as Mayor of Aurora and skipping out on last night’s city council meeting. Too afraid to face reporters again, he left the reins to mayor pro tem, Alderman Carl Franco.
Irvin previously claimed he couldn’t talk to reporters because he was fulfilling his duties as Mayor of Aurora, but now it appears he can’t even do that.
With less than 48 days left until the Republican primary, voters want to know:Does Irvin think Roe should be overturned?
- Does Irvin support Republican efforts to enact a nationwide abortion ban?
- Who did Irvin vote for in the 2016 and 2020 Democratic primaries?
- Did he ever vote for Donald Trump and why is he attacking his opponents for pulling Democratic ballots when Irvin did the same?
- Did Joe Biden win the 2020 election fairly?
- Was the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol “legitimate political discourse?”
- Does Irvin support the minimum wage increasing to $15 an hour?
- Is Aurora still a sanctuary city?
- What does Irvin have to say about reporting that shows campaign donors getting big city contracts in Aurora?
The people of Illinois are wise enough to see past his childish game of hide and seek. With so much at stake in this election, voters deserve leaders who are honest and forthright in their convictions.
Richard Irvin can’t run from voters and the press forever.