|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Chicago, IL – During a WVON interview yesterday, Bruce Rauner refused to call former KKK leader David Duke a racist.
Rauner Won't Say KKK Leader David Duke Is Racist
Spokesman Tries to Clean Up Mess, Rauner Yet to Make Statement
Rauner fell back on his favorite talking point, “our system is broken,” to avoid criticizing the notorious white supremacist. While a spokesman later attempted to clean up Rauner’s dodge, Rauner failed to answer a simple question about one of the country’s foremost bigots.
“It is abundantly clear that former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke is racist and it is inexcusable that Bruce Rauner would rather mince words than answer a simple question,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. "Instead of having a spine and standing up for what’s right, Rauner dodges even the most basic of questions to avoid giving Illinoisans the answers they deserve.”