Fowler expresses dismay at ISIS insult to Rauner
Dale Fowler, Republican candidate for the 59th District Senate seat, expressed his frustration and dismay after Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis compared Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to an ISIS recruit last Wednesday.
"It is extremely frustrating to hear all the negativity and name calling while pointing the finger at someone else instead of addressing the issues that affect our families," Fowler said.
Fowler's remarks followed Lewis' speech at Chicago's City Club on April 20, where she said, “Bruce Rauner is a liar; and, you know, I’ve been reading in the news lately about all of these ISIS recruits popping up all over the place. Has Homeland Security checked this man out yet? Because the things he’s doing look like acts of terror on poor and working-class people.”
Lewis accused the governor of being anti-union and questioned his ability to govern the state during her speech. She put the blame on the budget crisis on Rauner. In her speech, she also claimed that he was attacking the CTU and District 299, which is preparing to go out on strike after rejecting the latest contract offer.
After expressing his dismay at Lewis' ISIS comparison, Fowler continued with his motivations and goals if elected to the state Senate in the November general election.
"I strive for the opportunity to go to Springfield to work in a bipartisan manner and find reasonable solutions to the massive problems our state faces," Fowler said. "It just doesn’t appear that the political class is interested in solving our problems and representing the citizens in Illinois professionally. These are unprecedented morose times in our state. We don’t have time for name calling and political posturing. I will work with teachers, students and the families, and do my best to help improve education for all Illinois families."