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Link refuses to disavow Sandoval’s role in mock Trump assassination pics

Politics

By LGIS News Service | Aug 29, 2019

Trump assassination

Sen. Terry Link (D-30) refused to join the call for state Sen. Martin Sandoval to step down over photos taken at a recent fundraiser for the Chicago Democrat showed guests pointing a gun at President Trump.

No Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly responded to a request for comment on the photos made by the Lake County Gazette.

The Illinois Republican Party is calling for Sandoval to resign after photos of the mock assassination taken at his Aug. 16 MAS Havana Night Golf Clasico fundraiser were circulated online. 

“It is inexcusable for a state senator’s event to promote violence against our president,” the group said in a blog posted to its website.

Sandoval has since apologized but remains in office.

District 30 covers all or parts of Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Chicago, Northbrook, Park City Riverwoods, Vernon Hills, Waukegan and Wheeling.

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