A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam:
Stoking the flames: Casten recorded saying Republicans don’t care about values
WHEATON, IL — In a podcast released on Tuesday, Sean Casten unleashed another divisive attack on hundreds of thousands of Republicans he hopes to represent, this time accusing them of having little to no regard for values.
“The choice between me and my opponent and arguably much of the Republican Party, is that Party comes first, country comes a distant second and values are a way distant third.” – Sean Casten.
Casten has been reprimanded repeatedly for his offensive remarks on the campaign trail—but to this day, Casten can’t hide his utter contempt for people who think differently than he does.
- “[Casten] has run a campaign that leads us to question how inclined he would be toward working in a bipartisan way to solve problems.” – Daily Herald
- “Talk about mean-spirited. You’re pretty mean-spirited.” – NBC to Casten
- “Sean Casten says remarks on Trump’s tactics he’s apologized for ‘needed to be said.’” – Chicago Tribune
- “Casten is trying to insult his way to Congress.” – Breitbart
- “Most politicians water down their rhetoric to attract independent voters. Casten keeps pouring 100-proof whiskey.” – Wall Street Journal
- “Casten insisted during a debate that Zina Bash intentionally made a white supremacist signal at [the] televised Senate confirmation hearing … Casten was referring to an online conspiracy theory.” – ABC
- “Sean Casten once argued that President Trump and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden had a “tremendous amount in common,” – Washington Times
- “[Casten has] used the term, ‘Nazis and racists in the White House,’ on more than one occasion during his primary campaign.” – ABC
“It’s been six months and voters have yet to see a civil side of Sean Casten—but every day, he viciously insults nearly half of the constituency,” said Roskam for Congress Spokesman Veronica Vera.
“Now he stoops as low as to say that people who hold opposing viewpoints have no values—this after he recently said he can’t find one thing attractive in the Republican Party.
“The 6th District needs someone who can bring people together—and Casten adds the to the violent rhetoric and party politics Americans want to steer away from.”
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Meanwhile, the New York Times poll shows how close the race is: