Schneider challenger says people need to come before party politics
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) will give up on principles in order to tow the party line, and as such needs to be ousted from his U.S. House seat, Republican challenger Jeremy Wynes contended recently in a press release.
"We need to send a new generation of leaders to Washington who will put doing what's right ahead of party politics," Wynes said in the release. "I'll always stand by our allies, and I'll always do what is best for the people of Illinois 10th District, regardless of party politics."
Wynes called Schneider too easily swayed and criticized him for backing Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) for governor, only to change his mind once criticism mounted on Biss' choice of Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, a Chicago alderman, as his running mate.
Ramirez-Rosa is widely considered opposed to the continued alliance between the United States and Israel. Biss recently changed his mind and removed Ramirez-Rosa from his ticket.
"He's toed the Nancy Pelosi line more often than nearly every other member of Congress, and he often prioritizes political convenience over principle," Wynes said in the press release. "Brad endorsed a socialist, anti-Israel gubernatorial ticket, but changed his mind only after getting blowback for his position."