Quinn “disturbed” and “saddened” by DHS scandal, pledges to take charge
Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 - Posted by Rich Miller
* Gov. Pat Quinn was asked today about the disgusting scandal at the Department of Human Services. As I’ve told you before, the Belleville News Democrat discovered that the DHS Inspector General refuses to investigate suspicious deaths of people in home care because dead people no longer qualify for government services.
Quinn said he was “disturbed” and “saddened” by the reports. The governor promised to “take charge” of the situation.
“We’re visiting with the department and its folks who work there to review their work and improve upon it,” Quinn said. “Work needs to be done.”
“I think whatever is necessary to get to the truth is what ought to be done. And I think that ought to be the policy of every inspector general in every part of state government,” the governor said.
Raw audio of the governor’s remarks…
* DHS already appeared to be backing away from its indefensible stance as of late yesterday. From the Belleville News Democrat…