In the halls of the Illinois House of Representatives mask mandates just became a no-holds-barred political battle, and the Dem Socialist majority who run that House, much like the Federal House of Representatives have just turned the mechanisms of their body against their Republican colleagues. But even worse than Nancy Pelosi’s ultra-partisan witch hunt… the Illinois Democrats just stripped nine Republican members of their ability to vote. Their reasoning? That these members refused to wear masks in violation of House rules that were set by the majority.
While indoor masking and vaccination requirements are being dropped around the world, in the halls of the Illinois legislature, they’ve just been used to disenfranchise nine districts of voters. That’s estimated at some 12 million people who were just effectively stripped of their representation at the state level… over a scrap of cloth that is scientifically proven not to prevent infection or spread of the coronavirus.
The Democrat Supermajority Of Illinois Strikes
Make no mistake, this isn’t about the masks, this is about one thing and only one thing: control. The Democrats have just given themselves a de facto supermajority in the State House changing the split from 73 Democrats and 45 Republicans to 36 GOP votes and the total possible quorum 109, meaning that with their 73 votes, the Democrats now control 2/3 of the House.
The removed members of the Illionois House include:
* Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford
* Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna
* Rep. Blaine Wilhour, R-Beecher City
* Rep. Brad Halbrook, R-Shelbyville
* Rep. Adam Niemerg, R-Dieterich
* Rep. David Welter, R-Morris
* Rep. David Friess, R-Red Bud
* Rep. Chris Miller, R-Oakland
* Rep. Andrew Chesney , R-Freeport
According to The State Journal-Register,
“House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, R-Weste, asked both Republicans and Democrats to act with “civility” during debate.
“I’m not sure how we got here,” Durkin said.”
Durkin’s words were apparently drowned out in a chorus of cheers and boos. “What about the kids being segregated in schools?” Rep. Adam Niemerg, R-Dieterich said, only to be met with loud jeers and shout-downs from the leftist majority.
Yahoo!News reported that Rep. Lakesia Collins, a Chicago Democrat (shocker), led the motion. “I am asking you to simply follow the rules of this chamber,” said Collins. “That is it.” She then lowered the bar of discourse, by demeaning the intelligence of her ideological opponents in childish school-yard fashion.
“I really do not like to entertain buffoonery,” said Collins. The vote was carried by largely party lines 66-39, 13 members abstained.
The MSM Reported Shamefully On The Disturbing Dem Powerplay
In our 6pm story, Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) explains her defiant stand over mask rules after the House adjourned and she finally left the chamber floor: pic.twitter.com/jUhgYKoUXu
— Mark Maxwell (@MarkMaxwellTV) February 17, 2022
‘Journalist’ Mark Maxwell of CBS3 in a stark example of the left-stream media’s standards of objectivity described the move in incredibly biased terms as “mask martyrdom and obstruction” and noted that the House then reconvened and appointed a Legislative Inspector General “a watchdog to investigate bad behavior,” he then snarked “if political theater qualified as bad behavior he’d have his hands full”. The lefty journo made no note of the ruthless power-play the move represented, nor did he provide the context that mask mandates are being removed nationwide and even globally.
The GOP Reps later logged into the session via Zoom but were unable to vote. One Representative Tony McCombie, R-Savannah remained in the chamber after being instructed to leave.
“Mind your own business, mitigate your own risk,” McCombie had told Collins and her Dem lackies during the debate.
McCombie was not physically removed and stayed there defiant, however, she was unable to vote or speak due to her mic and voting console being disabled. She sat unrecognized in the chamber she was elected to represent her people within, telling the press, “My chair would’ve been removed and I would’ve been barred from re-entering. So I felt I had no choice but to stay there.”…” I was elected to be on the floor, so that’s why I stayed.”