How Long Will Bruce Rauner Wait to Condemn the Republican Gun Raffle Fundraiser?

The Controversial Fundraiser Comes Less Than Two Weeks After the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Chicago, IL – In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Lake County Republicans are moving forward with a party fundraiser that is raffling off a host of firearms. But Bruce Rauner has remained silent on his own party’s controversial fundraising tactic for over 24 hours. How long will Rauner wait to speak out?
If history is any indication, Rauner will likely have nothing to say. Last week, Rauner refused to speak out about mass shootings, saying he has “no obligation to comment” on national issues and dodged reporters’ questions for days on how to prevent gun violence.
“While Bruce Rauner refuses to tell Illinoisans how he will prevent mass shootings in our state, his party is raffling off guns just weeks after the tragedy in Las Vegas,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “This is a shameful insult to American families still mourning and should be immediately condemned by Rauner.”


Michael Berger