Republican congressional candidate Jeanne Ives
Republican Congressional candidate Jeanne Ives is blasting U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove) for the way he has joined his Democratic colleagues in moving forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
“Whether or not you believe Trump should face an inquiry, the process must meet the standards of fairness and due process that most Americans – not named Sean Casten – demand,” Ives said in a press release. “Secrecy, Democrats acting as judge and legal representation for witnesses they call, and indifference to the rights of the minority party are inconsistent with American notions of fair play and justice. If it is not a fair proceeding, it is an illegitimate proceeding.”
Ives hinted that she would have liked to have seen Republican lawmakers do more to demand fairness for the president, adding that she is hopeful voters will take on that responsibility when they go to the polls in 12 months.
U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove)
“In 2020, voters will weigh in on whether they believe Sean Casten has served their interests or whether he has done nothing but play partisan politics,” Ives said. “They will decide whether they want a representative committed to upholding due process or a Sean Casten who games the system to nullify an election result he didn’t like.”
Ives, who served six years in Springfield as state representative in the 42nd District and narrowly lost out to then-Gov. Bruce Rauner in the 2018 Republican primary, is challenging Casten in the 6th Congressional District on a platform of fiscal responsibility and greater government accountability.