Rauner Forgets to Mention Legionnaires Crisis in Statement on Quincy Visit

General Assembly Begins Investigatory Hearing as Rauner Continues to Evade Responsibility

Chicago, IL – With the General Assembly ready to begin investigatory hearings on Bruce Rauner’s fatal mismanagement of the Legionnaires crisis, the failed governor’s ability to deflect blame and responsibility continues to reach new heights.
In a four-paragraph statement that claimed to be an update on his Quincy visit, Rauner didn’t once mention the disease or the 13 residents who lost their lives, as though he stopped by the Veterans’ home for a regular visit. The failed governor previously said “these things happen” when asked about the deaths, a statement Senator Tammy Duckworth calls “shameful,” while Senator Dick Durbin condemned Rauner for a “series of unacceptable errors” on his watch.
“Bruce Rauner has reached a new level of denial, failing to even mention the deadly disease and loss of life that prompted his visit to the Quincy Veterans’ Home,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “It’s time that Bruce Rauner grasped the seriousness of the Legionnaires crisis in Quincy and gave Illinoisans the answers they deserve.”


Michael Berger