From State Rep. Steve Reick:
Responding to comments made by Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey’s comments comparing abortion to the Holocaust, Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) issued the following statement:
“Darren Bailey has crossed a line, a line which you just do not cross,” Reick said.
“I’ve been to Dachau and even though it wasn’t one of the bigger death factories, it leaves no doubt as to the scale of what the Holocaust was, and once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it.”
Bailey’s comment, made 5 years ago on Facebook was that “the attempted extermination of the Jews of World War II doesn’t even compare on a shadow of the life that has been lost with abortion since its legalization.”
“The past 50 years of abortion politics have left this country scarred.
“We have the opportunity to begin healing those scars by giving the people of Illinois, for the first time in 50 years, the power to decide where we go from here with their votes,” Reick continued.
“But there’s more to it than that.
“These comments are coming from someone who’s supposed to be the voice of our party, who’s supposed to be speaking for all of us.
“And whether he said it 5 years ago or the day before yesterday is no excuse.
“He’s using the greatest criminal act in human history to score political points.
“I’ll not be party to that and will not follow anyone down a path strewn with that type of rhetoric.”