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Activist Calls For Rauner Impeachment

Sep 24, 2015

There was a bit of commotion in the Illinois Capitol when an activist hijacked a committee hearing. He called for the impeachment of Governor Bruce Rauner. IPR's Brian Mackey has more.

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The activist is Rob Sherman, best known for his strident atheism. His call for impeachment prompted two Republicans to walk out; and the Democrats to disavow his proposal. But Sherman's attack did get at a key truth about the ongoing standoff between Rauner and the Democrats.

"The governor has made it clear that he has no intention to sign this bill until there is a full budget, or until the Democrats agree to back-stab the unions, and the Democrats aren't going to do that."

The hearing was on Illinois' partial government shutdown - lawmakers are considering whether to approve a limited budget that would fund groups that take care of Illinois most vulnerable citizens.