Bipartisan Leaders Urge Rauner to Act on Legionnaires’ Crisis
Durbin, Duckworth Seek Detailed Plan As Republican Candidate Harold Calls for Independent Investigation
Chicago, IL – After years of fatal mismanagement and with no indication that Bruce Rauner has a plan to stop the Legionnaires’ crisis, statewide leaders and candidates on both sides of the aisle are calling on the governor to take action immediately.
After Rauner’s agency heads said a Quincy fix would take “three to five years,” U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth urged Rauner to present a “detailed plan of action…without delay.” Rauner’s hand-picked attorney general candidate, Erika Harold, called for an independent investigation into the Legionnaires’ crisis. And, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution seeking a timeline of events and all email communication about the deadly Quincy Veterans’ Home outbreaks.
“Bruce Rauner fatally mismanaged the Quincy Veterans’ Home, and bipartisan leaders want answers — now,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “After years of letting this health crisis spiral out of control, Rauner must come clean about why 13 Veterans and spouses died on his watch and provide real leadership to stop the crisis.”