* Nice pivot…
That “I am not in charge, I’m trying to get to be in charge” comment is gonna haunt this governor for a very long time.
* More from Ives…
“Our governorship is a very strong position,” Ives said Monday afternoon. “We have one of the strongest governorship positions because you can veto in several different ways, you run the executive branch, you have access to all sorts of… you have a bully pulpit to get policy through.
“While Mike Madigan runs the Illinois House,” Ives said, “the truth is there were a number of bills that were signed by Governor Rauner that he did not have to sign.”
Still, Ives acknowledged her own role in Springfield has largely been to play spoiler.
“My best work is actually getting traction on killing legislation that is bad, not necessarily passing legislation bad [sic], which is what my role is as a member of both first the super minority (2013-2016) and then the minority (2017-present).
After five years in office, Ives has seen just five of her 134 bills become law, according to the Illinois General Assembly records.
Among those endorsing Ives Tuesday was State Sen. Dave McSweeney, who called Rauner a “failed governor.”
“[He] is not in charge,” McSweeney told NBC 5. “You saw him admit it yesterday.”