IL Freedom Caucus Issues Statement on Chicago being selected as site of 2024 Democratic National Convention

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Springfield, IL – The IL Freedom Caucus is issuing the following statement on Chicago being chosen as the site of the 2024 Democratic National Convention.

“The last time Democrats held their National Convention in Chicago was 1996 when the Party nominated Bill Clinton for President. Democrats danced the Macarena at the convention as they celebrated the nomination of crime-fighter Bill Clinton who made public safety the center piece of his 1996 campaign.

When Democrats gather in Chicago in 2024, they will be facing the hard truth that Bill Clinton’s centrist policies no longer have the support of the majority of Democrats. Where Bill Clinton supported the police, today’s Democrats are actively working to defund them. Democrats gathering in Chicago will be exposed to one of the most violent cities in the nation thanks to the radical policies of Governor JB Pritzker, former Mayor Lori Lightfoot, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, and newly elected Mayor Brandon Johnson.

The delegates will be treated to speech after speech celebrating the new Democratic Party’s soft on crime approach while simultaneously enjoying a level of protection average citizens will never be able to access. The very police officers the Democratic party holds in such contempt are the same people who will be working overtime to protect the delegates coming to Chicago. The Democrats’ hypocrisy and double speak knows no bounds.

Democrats may not dance the Macarena in 2024, but they will be celebrating despite the meteoric rise in crime, record inflation, out-of-control gas prices and sky-rocketing heating and cooling bills thanks to President Biden’s radical environmental policies. We would hope the Democrats coming to Chicago could learn a lesson about how not to govern but we are not holding our breath. The selection of Chicago, which just elected another soft-on-crime mayor, as the site for the 2024 Democratic National Convention speaks volumes about where the party is on the issue of crime, and it is the complete opposite of where Democrats were in 1996.”

The Illinois Freedom Caucus is comprised of State Representatives Chris Miller (R-Oakland), chairman; Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City), vice-chairman; Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich); Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville); Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur); Jed Davis (R-Newark) and David Friess (R-Red Bud). The members of the Illinois Freedom Caucus are members of the Illinois General Assembly who are advocating for limited government, lower taxes and accountability and integrity in government.