The Governor had to walk back comments surrounding the car attack that has left three dead in Charlottesville. Initially Republican Bruce Rauner wouldn’t call the act terrorism. Beginning this weekend Rauner chose not to use the term over and then again at press conference on Monday. Rauner tussled with reporters saying the attack was outrageous and horrible but at the time he wouldn’t call it a terrorist attack.
Rauner also called Senate President John Cullerton asking for a meeting before his education funding veto outrageous.
Rauner began taking heat over not having a stronger stance on the car attack from civic groups and Democratic candidates for Governor. A few hours later he issued a statement by email denouncing the attack calling it an act of domestic terrorism.