From Capitol Fax:
Derrick Blakely at CBS 2 on why some House Republicans are retiring…
But Barb Wheeler, who’s also walking away, says those Republican defectors — like [Rep. Mike Fortner, who voted for the budget and tax hikes] — wiped out Rauner’s leverage.
“That’s why I felt that strong betrayal. We were so close to getting real compromise in a budget that was so desperately needed. And our own members had cut that conversation short,” she said. […]
Another reason Wheeler’s leaving: She’s lost hope for Rauner shaking up Springfield, saying, “I’m not optimistic towards further reforms during his tenure.”
With a lack of GOP reforms so far, Wheeler said she believes Rauner will face significant headwinds in his re-election bid. Furthermore, she said she expects, in a non-Presidential year, Republicans will face losses nationally, as well.
Blame others, that’s right ‘Barbwa’.
Yet YOU were one of the biggest, fattest RINOs in the whole Madigan Capitol Circus.
She needed to go.
Like a fleeing Rino
I baked her a cake: