Bailey said Gov. JB Pritzker is soft on crime and anti-police during West Loop announcement

ByDiane Pathieu and Craig Wall via WLS logo

Monday, August 8, 2022 6:02PM

CHICAGO (WLS) — Republican Darren Bailey welcomed endorsements from both the Illinois FOP as well as the Chicago FOP, noting the 54 people shot, including eight killed, over the weekend in Chicago.

“It breaks my heart to see and watch what’s happening to our neighborhoods and our law enforcement members. JB Pritzker, Lori Lightfoot and Kim Foxx, they’ve become the three musketeers of crime,” Bailey said.

The Illinois FOP has buyer’s remorse over its previous support for Gov. JB Pritzker.

“It’s time we have a governor who places the rights of citizens before those of criminals, a governor who helps police officers do their jobs rather than punishing them,” said Chris Southwood, Illinois FOP president.

And the Chicago FOP also changing candidates after supporting Richard Irvin in the republican primary on the belief he had the best chance to win in November.


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