Illinois’s GOP Governor Won’t Answer for State’s Sanctuary Policy

(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican, joined Bret Baier on “Special Report” for his first-ever nationally televised interview, but he dodged questions for the full eight-minutes.

Rauner repeated the phrase “our system is broken,” or some variation thereof, eight times. Commentator Ann Coulter thought his interview was so bad that she took to Twitter to call him “retarded.”

Baier asked Rauner whether he sided with President Donald Trump or Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the fight over Chicago’s sanctuary city policy.

“Well, I could tell you this. Illinois is a state built by immigrants. My great grandparents were immigrants and 1 in 7 people in Illinois are immigrants, so this is a very, very big issue. I personally feel like we’ve got to have a system of immigration that works. Our system is broken.” Rauner said.

Baier: “So shouldn’t Chicago follow federal law?”

Rauner responded, “Well, I’ll tell you this. The system is broken and we need to keep our people safe. Here’s the issue: We have to put priority on keeping the people of America safe and making sure that we have laws that we enforce and that the laws are rational and they’re implemented everywhere.”

When asked if he liked Trump, Rauner ducked again.

“I could tell you this, my job as governor is to work with every President and every Congress, and I worked with President Obama. I work with President Trump. I work with the members of Congress. I represent the people of Illinois, and I want to make sure their interests are looked out after in Washington, D.C.,” he said.

Watch Rauner’s evasive interview with Bret Baier:

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  • Chance Gray

    The property taxes alone for living in Illinois pretty much sums up Rauners wisdom to shield the criminals and make the rest of the law abiding citizens pay.

    • Ryan O’Neill

      Illinois property taxes are to high I agree and Illinois is maybe the only state that funds there schools through property taxes. That’s why in poor neighborhoods the schools are so crappy and in rich neighborhoods there so good.

  • ProudPatriot

    What a joke. I’ll tell you this: As long as Mike Madigan is around IL will never be a decent state.

  • Ryan O’Neill

    I can’t believe a right wing news organization is saying this about Raunner I would have thoughtonly organizations that Trump calls Fake news would say this. Raunner and the whole GOP are complete idiots. The GOP needs to split from the Tea Party, Ultra conservatives. The Tea Party is the same as the Whiskey rebellion n George Washingtons day.

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  • 27633171

    Another politician who has mastered the technique of ” Political Double-Speak ” in the hopes of appealing to all the dullards who might slip into the voting booth. How do we know our system is broken when we have never enforced it to begin with. The Socialist Democrats want more Socialist voters and the Republicans want an endless supply of cheap labor. If you put them both into a basket and dumped them on the ground, they would both land at the same time.