Illinois state Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills)
Illinois state Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) has no patience for what he considers to be misguided political attacks calling for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
“Socialists like Jan Schakowsky are only interested in raising taxes,” McSweeney told the McHenry Times of the U.S. congresswoman (D-Evanston) who recently announced her support for an inquiry. “If you like how things are going in Venezuela, you love Schakowsky.”
Joining Schakowsky in her public pleas is U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove), who critics note has a history of advancing such conspiracy theories as claiming that there are Nazis working in the White House and that an aide to now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh flashed “white power signs” during his confirmation hearings.
U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove)
“Instead of getting to work for the American people, Sean Casten would rather push for impeachment, putting his own agenda over what is best for hardworking Illinoisans,” Republican National Committee spokesperson Kevin Knoth said in a statement. “Illinois voters won’t forget how Sean Casten chose to spend his short time in Washington advocating for baseless investigations, instead of representing the 6th District.”
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee recently forecast Casten’s 2020 reelection campaign as one of the 44 toughest in the country for House Democrats. With nearly 54 percent of the vote, Casten pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the November 2018 election cycle with his win over Republican incumbent Peter Roskam.
Meanwhile, Schakowsky has defended her position on a Trump inquiry as being in the best interest of the country.
“The impeachment inquiry will actually enable us to get more information, more documents,” she told the Chicago Sun-Times in a video. “This is a personal decision on my part.”