Jeanne Ives argues U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers) has been nothing like the legislator he vowed he would be when he went to Washington.
“In 2018, Sean Casten promised our district that he was going to Washington to make health care affordable, combat gun violence, lower the oceans and reform campaign finance,” Ives, who recently launched her campaign against Casten in the 6th Congressional District, said in a press release. “He has done none of those things.”
More recently, Casten announced that he joined with Democrats pushing for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, a position Ives argues is so radical it doesn’t even have the support of most Democrats.
“What he has done is thrown in with an extreme coalition of legislators to lead the charge on impeachment,” she said in the release. “Instead of keeping his promises, Sean Casten is leading the nation down a long road to nowhere at great expense. He is wasting time and money instead of improving the quality of life for the people he represents.”
Ives intimated she’s not all that surprised to see it happen.
“Sean Casten has even gone on record as saying, ‘What voters think should not matter,’” she said. “He is not working for the people in the 6th District. He is indulging in his leftist fantasies. Unlike Sean Casten, I can stand on my record. Some of the most important legislation I passed as a state legislator came directly from my constituents. I am running for Congress because the people in my community need a representative who will fight for them, not against them.”