Where Do Illinois Republicans Stand on the RNC’s “Legitimate Political Discourse” Description of the Insurrection?
On Friday, the Republican National Committee described the violent January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as “legitimate political discourse” while censuring two Republican members of Congress, including one from Illinois. In the time since, Illinois Republicans have been in hiding, hoping no one will ask them what they think of that disgraceful description. Here are a few simple questions the Illinois Republican Party and Illinois Republican candidates — especially candidates for Congress — must answer:
- Do Republican candidates agree with the RNC that the January 6 attack on police officers and the United States Capitol was “legitimate political discourse?”
- Do these candidates agree or disagree with Congresswoman Liz Cheney who said, “The leaders of the Republican Party have made themselves willing hostages to a man who admits he tried to overturn a presidential election and suggests he would pardon Jan. 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy.”
- Do these candidates agree or disagree with former presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Mitt Romney who said, “shame falls on a party that would censure persons of conscience, who seek truth in the face of vitriol.”
- If elected, would these Republican candidates for Congress vote to keep the current Republican leadership in the U.S. House?
Illinois voters deserve to know if Republican candidates and the Illinois Republican Party are willing to take a stand against the shameful downplaying of the January 6 insurrection, which was in no way “legitimate political discourse.”