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Vallas Denounces Upcoming Ron DeSantis Visit to Chicago

Vallas: There’s no place in our city for a right-wing extremist like DeSantis

Mayoral frontrunner Paul Vallas is releasing the following statement denouncing an upcoming event featuring Florida Governor Ron DeSantis:

“I wholeheartedly agree with Governor Pritzker that there is simply no place in Chicago for a right-wing extremist like Ron DeSantis, and I am disappointed in FOP leadership for inviting him to speak to officers. DeSantis’ record of trying to erase the LGBTQ community, banning books on Black history and much more is not in line with my values, the values of our community, or the values of the rank and file police officers who I believe have no interest in getting swept up in culture wars and national Republican Party politics. I want to build trust between all of Chicago’s communities and the police by holding everyone accountable, because that is the only way we can make our city safer. This decision by the FOP leadership makes that job harder.”


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