Newly re-elected U.S. Representative Quigley responds to President Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Date: 
11/07/2018
MQuitley

Representative Quigley

The day after the U.S. electorate flipped the House of Representatives from a Republican to a Democratic majority and U.S. Representative, Illinois 5th District, Mike Quigley was re-elected, President Trump fired U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Quigley responds with a statement. 

“Less than twenty-four hours after Democrats won the majority in the House, President Trump is already taking his next steps to end the Russia investigation, putting his insecurities about the ongoing probe on full display. If this decision was designed to circumvent Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and therefore, undermine the scope of Special Counsel Mueller’s work, it would be obstruction of justice in the most fundamental sense. 

"It is no coincidence that President Trump’s pick for Acting Attorney General has publicly denounced the investigation and accused Mueller of ‘going too far,’ putting his impartiality into serious question. Because of these comments advocating for limitations on the probe, Matthew Whitaker should also recuse himself from its oversight. 

“There is no doubt that President Trump believes he is above the law and moving to impede a fair, impartial investigation proves it. We cannot allow that to happen. 

“The American people spoke last night, and they were loud and clear in their desire for the House to demand transparency and accountability from the White House. Democrats reclaiming the House could not have come at a more urgent time, as we prepare to reinforce oversight and reinstate the checks and balances of our government that have been missing for the past two years. In doing so, we will continue to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s search for answers, without fear of an unjust removal spurred purely by partisan motivations and the president’s self-preservation.” 

Quigley, who is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and the Appropriations Committee, and serves on the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee and the Emerging Threats Subcommittee as well as on the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) and the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD). For the 115th Congress he served as Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC). 

Quigley won his election against Tom Hanson 183,0489 to 49,467. 

In Chicago the votes from 430 of 437 precincts counted 98.40%:
Mike Quigley (D)        161,073    81.21%
Tom Hanson (R)           37,263    18.79%..............................total votes 198,336 

In Cook county count:
Quigley                          21,976     64.29%
Hanson                          12,204     35.71%...........................total votes  34,180 

Not since 1982 when Jim Thompson narrowly beat out U.S. Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III has there been such a large turnout for a mid-term election, commented Jim Allen, Chicago Board of Elections', Communication Director. 

Below are the unofficial voter counts by age, to date.

Age

Registered

Voted

Turnout rate

18-24

139,138

57,221

41.09%

25-34

352,583

174,591

49.47%

35-44

272,865

148,435

54.35%

45-54

232,071

139,100

59.88%

55-64

228,211

147,705

64.66%

65 and up

278,485

176,033

63.15%

All

1,503,353

843,085

56.08%

Unofficial results as of 10:59 am, Nov. 7

 

 

 

Can you name the six governors of Illinois since and including Jim Thompson? This may be a good exercise for the Millennials who account for these large number of voters! 

Editorial comment: "GO MILLENNIALS"…there is so much more for you all to understand that is or will be affecting you and the generations that follow you. Please continue to be involved!

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