*** UPDATE *** You can watch the press conference by clicking here.
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* Press release…
Senator Mark Kirk To Meet With Whistleblowers Before Debate
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk will be meeting with four whistleblowers that accused Rep. Duckworth of ignoring or retaliating against them when they brought forth scandal, abuse and mismanagement at state and federal levels of the VA.
Two of the whistleblowers, Christine Butler and Denise Goins, said that Rep. Duckworth violated ethics laws for punishing them when they spoke out about mismanagement and veteran abuse occurring at the Anna Veterans’ Home under Rep. Duckworth’s leadership.
The other two whistleblowers, Germaine Clarno and Dr. Lisa Nee, said that Tammy Duckworth ignored and dismissed evidence of mistreatment and corruption at the Hines VA, telling them “it’s just the way it is” at the VA.
All four whistleblowers will accompany Senator Kirk as his guests to the U.S. Senate debate in Springfield on Thursday evening.
Hilton Garden Inn
3100 S Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, Illinois 62703
October 27, 2016
Media must RSVP to [redacted] to confirm attendance.
I wonder if he’ll bring Duckworth’s long lost Nigerian brother to the next debate. /snark
* Kirk, Duckworth in second debate tonight: The 7 p.m. forum is the lone Downstate matchup between the two candidates. It will be held at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium and is sponsored by the State Journal-Register, WMAY 970-AM and WICS-TV Ch. 20. The event will be live streamed at SJ-R.com.
* Kirk, Duckworth debate in Springfield tonight
* Live at 7 p.m.: U.S. Senate debate