Pritzker Attempts to Shift Blame on Historic Crime Rates

Pritzker Attempts to Shift Blame on Historic Crime Rates

Pritzker is reverting back to his tried and true practice of distancing himself from all responsibility on an issue he has refused to address, the historic spike in violent crime.

October 6, 2021

Governor Pritzker is reverting back to his tried and true practice of distancing himself and his administration from all responsibility on an issue he has refused to address, the historic spike in violent crime rates across Illinois. FBI crime rates paint a grim picture of Illinois, the state is outpacing the rest of the country for murders and violent crimes, and Chicago is experiencing a level of violent crime that hasn’t been seen in a quarter century. In an attempt to shift blame for Illinois’ skyrocketing crime rates, Governor Pritzker pointed the finger at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and his predecessor, who has been out of office for over 3 years.

On Tuesday, Governor Pritzker was pressed on his inaction to address crime in Chicago and the Governor took the opportunity to place blame squarely on others. Pritzker shifted blame on Mayor Lori Lightfoot by claiming her lack of a request for assistance from Pritzker is why his administration hasn’t taken action.

 “When we don’t hear of the need in the city even though we are offering it, then we don’t provide it.”

Pritzker also pointed a finger at his predecessor, Governor Bruce Rauner, who has been out of office for over 3 years. This isn’t the first time Pritzker attempted to blame his predecessor for his failures. Pritzker also attempted to blame Rauner for the unemployment system failures and FOID card delays.

Governor Pritzker is quick to take credit for the positive headlines, but when it comes to the failures of his administration, he quickly distances himself and tries to find a scapegoat. Unfortunately, the historic spike in violent crimes across Illinois is not any different. Every day that the Governor and his administration spend attempting to manipulate the narrative surrounding violent crime rates without providing any solutions is another day Illinois families are left vulnerable and put in danger.

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