Governor Bruce “Traitor” Rauner says he will sign SB31, The Trust Act, making Illinois a sanctuary state on Monday. The signing of the legislation represents a fundamental betrayal of Rauner’s conservative Republican base. The backlash against Governor Rauner and his faux conservative allies, including Illinois Policy Institute, is about to begin.
Immigrant coalitions bragged about deceiving voters
The open borders group, Illinois Coalition for Refugee Rights has bragged online that the bill was deceptively titled the “Trust Act” in order to prevent public outrage on the bill. Rauner and his flock of Republican pets complied. Until very recently, few voters in Illinois even knew there was a sanctuary state bill that had passed both the state house and senate in late May – two months ago.
The Trust Act prevents local law enforcement from transferring an illegal immigrant to ICE custody or access to an illegal immigrant in any way. It also prevents ICE agents from using law enforcement equipment or facilities, including electronic databases for investigative purposes. The Trust Act also prevents government officials from making arrests, absent probable cause of criminal activity, in State-funded facilities, including universities, hospitals, healthcare clinics, and emergency rooms.
Chicago releasing criminal illegals into the community
In his recent speech, Attorney General Jeff Sessions used Chicago’s criminal culture as an example of what happens in sanctuary cities. “Chicago is setting “one sad example” of how “respect for the rule of law has broken down,” Sessions said. City leaders force police to “release the criminal alien back into the community without regard to the seriousness of the crime or how long the rap sheet.” Thanks to Bruce Rauner, the entire state of Illinois will become a sanctuary for criminal illegal aliens.
Rauner is siding with the open borders radical Left
By making Illinois a sanctuary state, Governor Rauner has chosen the side of the radical progressive open-borders Left. He has abandoned pro-Trump Republicans, who abhor illegal immigration policies.
Last week, Rauner denounced President Trump’s statement about Charlottesville, a statement that the Left has deliberately twisted for political gain. Rauner has refused to say the President’s name since the November election and skipped the 2016 GOP convention and Inauguration.
Rauner lost the Trump vote
This isn’t the first time Rauner has betrayed his conservative base. In 2016, Rauner signed a bill forcing pro-life doctors and crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion, regardless of their religious conviction. Pro-life doctors sued the Governor and in August a federal judge halted enforcement of the notification law.
Conned us on the tax hike
In June 2017, Rauner field tested a tax hike proposal that was shot down by the Wall Street Journal.
On Tuesday evening the Governor with the worst job in America explained why he and his fellow Republicans have offered to raise taxes for the sake of ending a multiyear budget impasse with Democrats. He said he’ll accept a four-year increase in the flat state income tax to 4.95% from the current 3.75%, expand the sales tax and implement a cable and satellite TV tax.
After the negative backlash to Rauner’s trial tax hike balloon, Rauner cooked up another strategy: his pet Republican allies would take the fall for the tax hike and override of his veto. Among the Republicans who supported the tax hike and override are: Rep. Reggie Phillips, Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, Rep. Dale Righter, and Rep. Terri Bryant.
Read about these legislators and their financial ties to Rauner and his PACs here. The Koch- backed Americans for Prosperity Illinois did not attack these Republican representatives due to their Rauner ties.
Real GOP Illinois believes that Rauner has betrayed his Republican base in Illinois. We are confident pro-Trump Republican voters will not support Governor Bruce Rauner in 2018.