Rauner on Terrorist National Guardsman

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner:

Governor Rauner statement on arrest of National Guardsman for terrorist activities

Governor Bruce Rauner issued the following statement:

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

“Yesterday, Adjunct General Daniel M. Krumrei and Illinois Public Safety Director Rodger Heaton briefed me regarding the ongoing investigation into an Illinois National Guard soldier, his potential involvement in terrorist activities and the soldier’s impending arrest.

“Last night, I was informed that the Illinois National Guard soldier was arrested for alleged terrorist activities including attempting to join and assist ISIS and conspiring to facilitate other terrorist actions.

“I commend the Illinois National Guard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for working together closely to apprehend this individual and his associates.

“On behalf of all citizens of Illinois, I thank all the members of our National Guard as well as the FBI for protecting our state and defending our country.“

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Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Director Lt. Col. Brad Leighton, Public Affairs released the following statement:

“The Illinois National Guard was informed of a federal investigation into a solitary individual of Golf Company, 634th Brigade Support Battalion based in Joliet. Upon learning of the investigation, our efforts and priorities focused on ensuring the safety of our Soldiers, Airmen, and their Families. We have remained in communication with federal authorities throughout the process, which culminated in the arrest by federal officers of Hasan Rasheed Edmonds last night.

“The Illinois National Guard plays a vital role in helping our neighbors, protecting our state and defending our nation. We are proud of the tremendous service and sacrifice our Soldiers, Airmen, and their Families have made since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. We will not let this incident detract us from fulfilling our missions as proud National Guard Citizen Soldiers.”

“We cannot respond to inquiries about the ongoing investigation and ask you to direct all inquiries to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”


Rauner on Terrorist National Guardsman — 6 Comments

  1. So is Bruce having trouble pronouncing the words “Islamic terrorism,” same as Quinn?

    Or maybe he’s just more comfortable saying threatening things to Republican legislators than Muslim terrorists?

  2. If treason isn’t charged and made in this case, it’ll be a very sad, sad day for this country.

  3. Well, I guess you could say he’s the people’s advocate until the Federal SEC investigation, anyway –

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