House Redistricting Committee Spokesperson Rep. Tim Butler Releases Statement on Abysmal Public Hearing Today

Illinois House Redistricting Committee Spokesperson State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) released the following statement after this morning’s abysmal public hearing on redistricting:

“This morning’s House Redistricting Committee hearing was an abuse of a free and fair democratic process. Despite hearing testimony from countless advocacy groups yesterday asking for more time, the House Democrats, who had no members in attendance, held a hearing with little notice that resulted in NO public attendance in person or even on Zoom. This continued approach from the Illinois Democrats to jam through yet ANOTHER partisan map to retain control over the state is disgusting and offensive to all the residents of our state. Let’s hope that Governor Pritzker will not lie to voters twice and will veto whatever sham map the General Assembly passes next Tuesday.”