Republican congressional candidate Jeanne Ives keeps the heat on Congressman Sean Casten over the racist slurs Casten used in describing an amendment to a resolution Congressman Dan Crenshaw tried to incorporate earlier this year.
Casten used the slur to answer a constituent’s question at the Glendale Heights town hall meeting earlier this month.
For those who may not be familiar, Congressman Crenshaw is the real, genuine American patriot standout among the freshmen members of Congress, and happens to be a millenial.
The former Navy SEAL who is 4-times decorated for his military service, represents a southeast Texas district and won election last fall to his first term.
Like fellow Texan Senator Ted Cruz, Crenshaw lost the first round of primary voting last year, but forced a runoff against the top vote getter. He easily won the Republican nomination in the runoff and won the general election for the 2nd congressional district with 52% of the vote for the open seat.
Like Casten who was born in Ireland, Crenshaw was born overseas in Scotland to American parents and graduated high school in South America while his father worked away from Texas. Crenshaw’s mother died at an early age.
Ives’ new tweet is below, and includes the link to the press release Ives’ campaign released yesterday. Click the link in the embedded tweet to see the press release:
H/T: Crenshaw bio obtained through Wikipedia
UPDATE: Crenshaw Responds in Twitter 10/17
To which Ives responded early Thursday afternoon:
Update #2: Ives Interviewed 10/17
This morning, Jeanne Ives was interviewed by Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson on Morning Answer about the Sean Casten and Dan Crenshaw issue.
COMMENTARY: Overall, a good interview for Ives over the phone. She could have been tougher on Casten with the undocumented immigrants having rights ahead of American citizens and pointed to Casten’s vote at the end of last month for Lauren Underwood’s H.R. 3525, which passed on a nearly straight party line vote.
Ives also took issue to legislation passed in Springfield earlier this year which could allow an undocumented immigrant to be a student trustee at state universities. In the 14th district Republican primary, the two state senators in the 7-person primary had different votes on that legislation.
Jim Oberweis voted in favor of it, and Sue Rezin voted against it. Rezin was 1 of the 2 “NO” votes on that bill. That vote was expected to be a topic in the 14th at some point in the primary campaign.
Finally, Ives was correct that Casten hasn’t accomplished anything in Congress. After the interview, his first sponsored bill came to a vote this afternoon, H.R. 1815. “IT PASSED!!!” is how Casten tweeted this afternoon, to which McHenry County Blog responded to Casten’s tweet:
Now, Ives has some more talking points after today. Link to H.R. 1815: