J.B. Pritzker, Susana Mendoza demand apology from Rauner
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate J.B. Pritzker and Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza held a press conference in Chicago Thursday.
State officials and politicians discussed the Rauner Administration's attempt to blame Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth for the mismanagement of the Quincy veterans home Legionnaires' crisis at the Quincy veterans home.
"Shockingly, the person that they tried to blame is U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, a combat veteran, an advocate for veterans' rights who embodies the spirit and courage of this nation. Governor Rauner, Senator Duckworth deserves an apology," Pritzker said.
A spokesperson for Gov. Bruce Rauner responded, saying, "Governor Rauner took immediate action to address the problems at Quincy. He has worked every day to implement all recommendations and has presented a plan to build a new home."