Ives Calls on Casten to Denounce Mock Trump Assisination at Democratic Party State Senator’s $250 Fundraiser

From Republican congressional hopeful Jeanne Ives:

Ives Calls On Casten To Disavow Images of Trump Assassination 

Acts of violence or threats of violence represent the antithesis of responsible discourse

August 19, 2019 – Over the weekend, shocking photos from a fundraiser for State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Cicero) surfaced.

From a Democratic Party State Senator’s fundraiser.

The images show a mock assassination of President Trump with a semiautomatic rifle.

The display appeared to be planned entertainment for Sandoval’s guests, who paid a minimum of $250 to attend his golf outing in Winfield. 

While the incident was widely condemned, there was a conspicuous silence from prominent Democrats, including Sixth District Congressman, Sean Casten.

Jeanne Ives, a Republican candidate for Congress (IL-6)  released the following statement in response to the event and her opponent’s choice to look the other way:

“We have truly arrived at an ugly moment in American history when adults increasingly choose to use or mimic violence, rather than offering thoughtful policy arguments, to make political points. 

Jeanne Ives

“Whether the bad actors are Antifa, Proud Boys, the white supremacist thugs arrested for making threats over the weekend, or a State Senator, physical threats, violence or mimicing violence is reprehensible, unhelpful, and totally ignorant.

Events like Sandoval’s should be universally condemned, as it was by Gov. Pritzker.

“Sean Casten has had days to disavow the disgusting images that arose from the Senator’s fundraiser.

Casten’s silence is nothing new.

He was similarly silent when his self-described ideological mentor Dan Savage said he wished all congressional Republicans ‘would f–king die.’

“Under pressure, Savage later apologized. Under pressure, Sandoval has now apologized. Casten withheld comment in both cases.

Their apologies notwithstanding, does Casten think their rhetorical choices and theatrical displays are appropriate?   

“A songwriter and former Democrat, Ryan Moore, penned a piece for the Des Moines Register recently, saying, ‘What has happened to the Democratic Party? It seems everything it disagrees with, it claims is racist or a symbol of hate…Far too many Democrats believe the First Amendment only applies to the opinions they agree with.’

“Casten is the worst kind of hypocrite as he won’t hold himself and his fellow travelers to the same standard he correctly suggests his political opponents abide.” 


Ives Calls on Casten to Denounce Mock Trump Assisination at Democratic Party State Senator’s $250 Fundraiser — 9 Comments

  1. The state senator apologized.

    Why does Casten have to say something about what someone else said or did????

    Doesn’t she know that the leader of her Republican party won’t apologize for anything he did, much less what someone else does?

    What’s the connection to Casten here?

    Ives is such a special snowflake and desperate for attention.

    Good strategy, snowflake.

  2. Oh Crap!

    Oh on, is gonna go on, another 50 post thread, of increasingly lame and cringe worthy stupidity.

  3. I’m so glad the Democrats took the high ground and aren’t encouraging violence or whipping their constituents into a frenzy about the opposition, like comparing Republicans to people who commit genocide. All extremist rhetoric belongs to the GOP. If you don’t agree, maybe you have mental illness and the government should take your guns?


    You can’t believe in any wacky things or else you’re a threat, and we wouldn’t want any wacky people to have guns, would we? Hahahaha pizza gate? Who would believe there are a bunch of sex perverts at the top of government and Wall Street? Obviously only dangerous, irrational people who shouldn’t have guns.

    Just kidding! That’s a slippery slope fallacy. What I’m implying would never happen because the government is fair and just, and Cal is going to tell us about the WISE red flag laws that WISE Jeanne Ives has proposed. The ones that take away the guns FROM THE BAD GUYS but are pro second amendment. Did you know Jeanne Ives loves GOD, and GUNS, and GRAVY, and JESUS, and JESUS, and AMERICA!? She’s a PATRIOT! AMERICA! YEAH! Vote for Republicans for COMMON SENSE gun laws not no liberal gun grabbers who hate America and god and love socialism!

  4. CP, you know that the violence only started in chi-congo after Trump took office. Just ask the mayor.

  5. to schroeder, the violence started to take took place during obummers time and he is the worst POS ever!

  6. Top Democrat Barack Hussein Obama said this in Phillidelphia in July, 2008:

    “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”.

    In more recent times, many top Democrats have been making disparaging and reckless remarks about ICE including demanding it be abolished. This has resulted in 4 violent attacks on ICE facilities including a terrorist type attack on an ICE facility in COLO.

    Democrats’ reckless rhetoric leads directly to whackos resorting to violence. The followers of Democrats do take action on Democrats’ words as proven after Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters calling for Democrat supporters to take action on Trump Administration persons and harras them wherever they see them such as at restaurants and gas station. Soon after Waters call for action, there were a number of attacks on Republicans by Democrat supporters including women such as the Trump press secretary and the head of Homeland Security.

    Back in 2017, a left winger and supporter of Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders, went to VA with intent to greatly harm Republicans with a gun and he severely injured U.S. Congressman Steve Scalice. He had specifically went looking for Republicans at a baseball stadium.

    Democrats’ rhetoric to rile up their supporters sometimes just ends up with dangerous talk by them. Such as on Jan 21, 2017, (one day after Trump sworn into office) when singer Madonna said on national cable tv that she was thinking about blowing up the whitehouse, a terrorist attack.

  7. Jack Franks DEMANDED that our local Sheriff arrest a blog poster and the State’s Attorney prosecute the blog poster for an innocuous remark on the blog!

    Is the “LIAR” demanding the same actions for threatening the President of the country?

  8. Jack Franks is a phony, liar, retrobate and crank.

    She also stinks.

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