The following is in response from Democratic Party State Rep. candidate Nancy Zettler to the Andrew Gasser post just below:
Nancy Zettler’s response to Andrew Gasser’s lies and distortions about independent maps
Mr. Gasser’s recent attacks on me are filled with the usual lies and distortions, which has become typical of Gasser and the new so-called “leaders” of the McHenry County Republicans.
I am not and have never been a member of the “political class.” And for Mr. Gasser to question my integrity and my moral compass – on the basis of lies – is emblematic of Mr. Gasser’s continued attacks on women who step into the public sphere.
But lets correct the record:
1) Since Mr. Gasser wants to talk about integrity, it is clear that he has zero interest in actual facts. The original Facebook post was not ever and is not deleted — you can see the original post right here. If Mr. Gasser has the gall to blatantly lie about the non-deletion of a Facebook post, what else is he willing to lie about?
2) I never called Independent Maps and redistricting reform phony. What I did say was that the Republican outrage about IL’s redistricting process was phony. Until Mr. Gasser, Mr. Skillicorn, Governor Rauner, and their billionaire friends also start talking about the Republican controlled gerrymandering in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and numerous other Republican-controlled states, then I will continue to say that the IL Republican redistricting outrage is phony.
3) Despite the Republican phony outrage, as I said in my statement after the Independent Map amendment was struck down, I do strongly believe that we need a better, more independent map process, both in Illinois and across the country. I once again am in agreement with President Obama, who this past spring told the Illinois General Assembly: “In America, politicians should not pick their voters, voters should pick their politicians.”
It is about time that Mr. Gasser is starting to pay attention to me, because many Republicans have already been doing so and supporting my campaign. But I’d appreciate it if Mr. Gasser at least attempted to use facts when he wrote about me.