From the Jeanne Ives for Congress campaign:
Casten Stokes Bitterness Amid Crisis
“Blaming the world for problems, instead of working to solve them, shows us Sean Casten’s true character.”
March 27, 2020 – In a Twitter rant this [Friday] morning, Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06) accuses almost everyone for making the COVID-19 crisis worse. In the thread, he casts blame on the President, the media, social media platforms, social media users, and – despite repeatedly claiming his rant was non-political – Republicans, the Koch brothers and the NRA.
“These tweets are appalling. Blaming the world for problems, instead of working to solve them, shows us Sean Casten’s true character.
“Over the past two weeks, we have seen families and neighbors finding new and creative ways to look out for each other.
“I have talked with business owners in anguish – not over their own circumstances, but over the uncertainty their employees are now faced with.
“We have seen doctors, nurses and infectious disease experts working overtime to help meet the needs in their communities.
“People working together to find solutions that will make life better, and to make the best of an unprecedented and stressful situation.
“We expect our elected representatives to do the same. But, in a moment that leaders should be using their platforms to drive solutions and safety, Sean Casten stokes anger, fear, division and bitterness.
“Capitalizing on a crisis is a cynical political move. The people of the Sixth District deserve better – and are better – than this.”Jeanne Ives’ statement on Sean Casten’s Friday morning Twitter message, 3/27/20
McHenry County Blog notes:
- The entire Twitter thread from Sean Casten was transcribed and for ease of reading can be seen here
- Ives’ brief Friday Night Lights podcast from last night addresses the Casten Twitter messages: