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Illinois politician faces backlash after she wished severe illness on her colleague

December 21, 2019


  • Reply JohnsRadios November 29, 2018 at 12:43 am

    It’s always what someone says as opposed what someone does.

  • Reply Leonard Wells November 29, 2018 at 12:52 am

    They didn’t even have to say she was a Democrat !! This is how they act radical never rationale it has to be a mental health issues!!

  • Reply Rudy November 29, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Hahahaha. Jeanne Ives having moral standing to criticize someone…… Hahahaha!

  • Reply Killa Watt November 29, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Democrat. You don't say.

  • Reply D H November 29, 2018 at 12:56 am

    knew it was a dem. They're the only ones who get a pass to say anything "offensive" anymore

  • Reply Anthony Vono November 29, 2018 at 1:00 am

    What a hateful, evil person. Liar. She never said imagine if, she said she would like to infect him and his loved ones. Just pure evil.

  • Reply Honnes T November 29, 2018 at 1:03 am

    See through you…

  • Reply James Davis November 29, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Typical demorat

  • Reply EVCarGuy November 29, 2018 at 1:08 am

    But…aren't Democrats just the sweetest natured people? Typical vile Liberal person.

  • Reply northerniltree November 29, 2018 at 1:08 am

    As hard as it may be to do so, keep this narrative in context. She is angry about the sickened veterans who received next to no meaningful treatment. I do not believe she actually wishes any ill on anyone, she is trying to be dramatic in making her point. That be said, she wasn't tactful, and it did backfire on her.

  • Reply The Bean Fiddler November 29, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Dems are evil people

  • Reply Jacob Weber November 29, 2018 at 1:10 am

    What a horrible person.

  • Reply WaterEarth Mud November 29, 2018 at 1:35 am

    :28-im not a fan of democrats (but this is illinois and rauner is leaving) this woman has a perfectly valid statement..
    only under rauner was this legionairs outbreak so bad!!!

  • Reply Tesla Stark November 29, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Well good for her this is how it should be people are dying everyday because of gross mismanagement and bad policies we should be mad. This is the reason that people hate congress because they act too slow to fix the problems and the moment when you say enough and call people out thats when you face backlash. I can already tell that there are gonna be people that will want her to resign well she shouldn't. Shes willing to fight for doing the right thing we should applaud her passion.

  • Reply Duke Togo November 29, 2018 at 1:45 am

    I expected nothing less from a Liberal emotional mouthpiece that speaks for the indoctrinated brain dead.

  • Reply Rosemarie Archer November 29, 2018 at 1:54 am

    I agree with her outrage but she has to be careful. That's a horrible thing she said. We deserve better politicians than the ones we have in both parties

  • Reply David Wolter November 29, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Typical liberal mental illness.

  • Reply Citizen 1 November 29, 2018 at 2:09 am

    So she's willing to poison and slowly torture someone to death when they've done nothing more than be born with the wrong last name. ? That's their "moral high ground" .

  • Reply Nathaniel Helms November 29, 2018 at 2:19 am

    As a veteran from Illinois, the health care for us here sucks and for her to stand up for us. Thank god someone has our backs

  • Reply trifulquita15 November 29, 2018 at 2:20 am

    she is absolutely right.

  • Reply THE TRACKCAR November 29, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Politicians aren’t the brightest people, neither are those who vote for them. I still say an IQ test should be given to those running for any office as well as for those voting for a candidate. We just can’t have a bunch of morons liking each other enough to say “you lead me and I’ll follow”.

  • Reply Al November 29, 2018 at 2:24 am

    unacceptable anywhere, from any party, under any circumstance

  • Reply Black Sheep November 29, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Well she thought that out ,didn't she…..

  • Reply Romanes eunt domus November 29, 2018 at 2:37 am

    If resort to the same tactics and methods Donald Trump uses, we become Donald Trump. This kind of attitude must not be tolerated! Let's not sink to their level!

  • Reply Morning Bell November 29, 2018 at 2:40 am

    What do you expect from Obama Clinton party…

  • Reply Zairul Salim November 29, 2018 at 2:41 am

    She did right thing. Much love to her <3

  • Reply ASMRHype November 29, 2018 at 2:41 am

    Liberalism is a mental disorder

  • Reply King Slurpee November 29, 2018 at 2:41 am

    Republicans want to talk tough but so as something is said back they act appalled. Gtfo

  • Reply Tommy Cease November 29, 2018 at 3:09 am

    She makes a fair point. Some people are sociopaths and don't have empathy.

  • Reply Josh Patrignani November 29, 2018 at 3:09 am

    I wonder how the dems could of possibly lost in 2016

  • Reply Eric2175 November 29, 2018 at 3:10 am

    As always, it's easier for Republicans to grandstand than to say plainly what they believe: that healthcare is a privilege and not a right, not even for veterans.

  • Reply Jose DeJesus November 29, 2018 at 3:15 am

    She has a Great point and got it across, anyone criticizing her is a hypocrite.

  • Reply Michael Newell November 29, 2018 at 3:18 am

    Not a smart move if you want to be a politician. You're not helping the Democratic cause!

  • Reply Abnormal Texan November 29, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Well she didn’t state it as a hypothetical, she didn’t “imagine if” she said “I would like to pump this into you loved ones water system so you can watch them suffer and ultimately die” I’m paraphrasing a little but she did say it as a hypothetical. Now…..I do not think she really wishes that on him or his loved ones. I do think she intended it to be hypothetical but she is clearly passionate about this issue and want to really make it as personal as possible to make sure he got the point and in the heat of her speech she just misspoke and it end up coming out of her mouth sounding like she wanted his family to suffer and die. Give the lady a break, she seems to be the one on the right side of this particular issue and people are still finding ways to make he out to be the bad guy.

  • Reply Tinmania November 29, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Sounds like every demoncrat so what’s new?

  • Reply Nom Nom November 29, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Deplorable s have no empathy for fellow human beings unless they are KKK

  • Reply Dr. R.S. Steinberg November 29, 2018 at 4:48 am

    Republicans don't care.

  • Reply Matthew Enriquez November 29, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Conservatard snowflakes. SHE'S NOT ACTUALLY WISHING FOR HIS DEATH. Republicans are such idiotic hypocrites.

  • Reply G Melford November 29, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Stay classy Illinois.

  • Reply Yousir Cantknow November 29, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Kifowit the twit.

  • Reply Jay Vee November 29, 2018 at 8:48 am

    What a monster! Should resign immediately!

  • Reply Crappie Fisher November 29, 2018 at 9:17 am

    What do u expect from a Democrat !

  • Reply Carnenamelo Aganthony November 29, 2018 at 11:00 am

    typical WaPo trying to defend their Demons

  • Reply MyEyesBled November 29, 2018 at 11:12 am

    You ROCK girl, go get’m!

  • Reply Larry Shores November 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    And if Trump said this……. Republicans wouldn't have the guts to say a fn word.

  • Reply Craig Rosson November 29, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    go viral on this let it haunt her forever every day of her lufe

  • Reply An American November 29, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    The country is in shambles and its idiots like this who got her guidance from Maxine and the mob rules committee. She says it, some dumbass like steven Paddock will act on it, and her 'colleagues' will expunge it from the record, exonerating this behavior. Wonderful, isn't it 84th district constituents?

  • Reply Adam Carlson November 29, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    We keep hearing crap like this from the dems! They are really sick people!

  • Reply antiantiderivative November 29, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    This is good. Republicans have threatened and killed millions, it’s time Democrats play hardball against the far right Republicans

  • Reply Nick Stevens November 29, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    If it had been a Republican saying this to a Democrat, his/her fellow Republicans would've just defended it by saying, "We care a lot about veterans."

  • Reply babygirlrhi November 29, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    After hearing this, I don't ever want to see her. She personally came to my house & had a chat with my parents for an hour or so, although she helped my dad get retirememt money from the military (he retired early due to injuries), what she said was mean & went over the limit.

  • Reply Arthur Dancer November 29, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    She's just doing what the GOP does all the time We are Democrats this should not be tolerated it's not how we roll .

  • Reply MartinUToob November 29, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Umm…I don't know? Burn at the stake? Sounds ok. I could catch it on YouTube.

    However, I'm for a Public Mandate to expand Health Care so that all have access. (Let "The Market" take what it can digest, help it along with vouchers or whatever, but it may not be up to the job, like flood insurance. Anyway, a Universal Health Care Access Mandate: Baby blues, black ops, contaminated water supplies, burned at the stake – whatever.)

  • Reply Allen Bagby November 29, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    WashPo running cover for dems …again.

  • Reply The Hand November 29, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    My, look at all the outraged R-bot comments on this video. If Trump said it, would they be so ? outraged? I'm sure it's a rhetorical desire, and Democrats aren't as prone to suggestion and provocation as Trump's base. Go to the store. Get some plastic straws, and suck up your mouth foam.

  • Reply David Ellis November 29, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Folks need a chill ? ! R E L A X. Take a deep breath and stay calm.

  • Reply James Rountree November 30, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Democrats!!! Ffs!! And then doubles down?? Just a thought experiment……i hope the illegal migrants rape you and your kids??? Cmon…. im just highlighting the issue of boarder control. Is that how far your country has culturally decayed??

  • Reply Andrew George November 30, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Uh oh, someone in Washington post is getting fired…

  • Reply Dumpster Fire November 30, 2018 at 12:34 am

    you fucktards know she is right….

  • Reply Eric Jackson November 30, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Good point but terribly made

  • Reply Jason m November 30, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Funny how many people are upset about what she said but not about vets dying from a preventable disease in which she was trying to prevent but was blocked by Republicans.

  • Reply Darth Vestius November 30, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Good for her.
    Comrade Donnie started this crap, so she is just throwing it back to them.
    Repukes can dish it out, but just can't take it.
    Screw them.

  • Reply PaganSmurf November 30, 2018 at 2:15 am

    the problem with republicans is that they are offended by words, not ideas. saying the word "n****r" is racism in their eyes, while redlining, segregation, and racial profiling are not… likewise, the words "imagine if you got sick and died" is offensive to them, not the idea that real people ARE getting sick and dying.

    they have ZERO capability for empathy.

  • Reply Crimson Dawn November 30, 2018 at 2:48 am

    Wait! A Republican politician desided to take the high road? Sure, like they will tell you how they feel…what are they, liberal?

  • Reply Jennie Shappy November 30, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Its just frustrating that the real point is that our Veterans are dying here at home and they are not getting the proper treatment or care from us ..and when I say us I mean every one in the USA .These are the men and women that keep us safe so we can have …… So please do the right thing and Care for our Veterans

  • Reply Sumit Kumar November 30, 2018 at 3:40 am

    This is the language of a drug addict living on the streets.
    Surely, this woman cudve chosen her words carefully.

  • Reply nicawi46 November 30, 2018 at 3:55 am

    First, of all, her points are legit. Alright so she offended the guy but clearly she was saying it figuratively.

    Second, while she goes a step too far in the name of defending veteran’s health care rights, a woman in Mississippi, who joked about joyfully attending a public hanging and whose defending colleague demonized and singled out specifically African american women as committing mass murders in the form of legal abortions, was elected to Congress.

  • Reply Patriotic Justice November 30, 2018 at 4:01 am

    So, we've got a sheriff talking about prying guns from owners' cold dead hands, a senator who wants to nuke the country if people don't give up guns, a senator who demands her followers go out and gang up on people, a pro-gun control senator who shot her treasurer, and now a state rep wanting to poison her opponent. Remind me why people vote for the unhinged left?

  • Reply Carmen Santana November 30, 2018 at 4:22 am

    She made a good point.

  • Reply john smith November 30, 2018 at 6:30 am

    backlash from whome? you need to have morals to take the high moral ground and republicans sold their soul to the devil when they elected trump. she should double down and make a list of every single lizzard republican who should be fed that broth starting with baby snatcher serial groper dictator lover trump

  • Reply Nehemiah Marcus November 30, 2018 at 7:42 am

    It was inappropriate. I may disagree strongly with most Republicans, but still her words were inappropriate and we all, on every side of political ideology, need to be better than that.

  • Reply Shannon Duensing November 30, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Thanks for the attempted brainwashing wp lol ?? Fake news folks, fake news?

  • Reply matt thecat November 30, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    what a dumbass this broad is.Typical of the deranged and out to lunch liberal democrat crybabies,lmao

  • Reply right side November 30, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Democrats are all haters. They have contempt in their hearts.This lady needs too be jailed.

  • Reply Ann Stanfield November 30, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Please fix your title. She wished death on her colleague, not severe illness! Call it what it is!

  • Reply miraclay November 30, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    When did she say "imagine"? And she absolutely did say his family should die. She said DIE really loudly.

  • Reply Luis Avila November 30, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Of course wapo defends this

  • Reply Rafael Almeria November 30, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    As long as trump the jackass is president, The republicans have their own house and party to be shamed of . The fish rots from The head down. As republicans are ruining our air and water

  • Reply Florida Catholic Guy November 30, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Instead of saying I made a mistake and I am sorry…she continues to lie about what she said. Her words were not misrepresented. They were right there, in their entirety. You are a hate filled woman and like all Democrats, are mentally deranged. I fully support gun control…no Democrat should be able to own a firearm, that would make this country safer and we’d all be better off. Trump derangement syndrome should be an automatic disqualifier for firearm possession.

  • Reply Brinda Starlin November 30, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    What a disgusting subhuman you are!

  • Reply Bob Dean November 30, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    But pot will be legal in January. The sheeple are certainly happy. Wait until the 1% property tax surcharge takes effect fools.

  • Reply Vaporwave Vocap December 1, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Reason #29432 Government should not run healthcare.

  • Reply Kelly David December 1, 2018 at 3:00 am

    WAPO, at what point are you going to clarify that she never said "Imagine if it were your family…." From the very beginning of this clip she said, "I would like to make him a broth…" Her words were not twisted in the least bit. If this were a Republican or a Conservative who tried to excuse their rhetoric by saying their words were twisted, WAPO would be pointing out exactly what was said. But that didn't happen. Simply report the facts. She said one thing, she claimed that she said something else but the video says her words weren't twisted.

  • Reply John Berard December 1, 2018 at 5:33 am

    The biggest story here is that the WaPo actually reported this.

  • Reply William Blake December 1, 2018 at 5:37 am

    She's well suited to serve Americans. They think nothing of this immorality. Only a sick mind entertains thoughts like this.

  • Reply Kaonashi December 1, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Tolerant left strikes again. Let's run her for president in 2020

  • Reply family lowe December 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    In the words of Pelosi, "[…]If there is collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it[…]"

    While saying that we should respect the dignity and worth of every person in our country…

    I'm sorry…. WHAT??

  • Reply Sarai La Fontaine December 1, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Oh my God! It’s just hypothetical. Why don’t people get mad of the reality of how the government treat the veterans… who´ve heard and seen worst things than this. You Americans are so screwed!!

  • Reply Kristey December 2, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Time to resign! She is UNHINGED and has no business representing ANYONE

  • Reply Philadelphia Collins December 2, 2018 at 6:07 am

    If Trump or anyone in the GOP made such a statement, rest assured it would be front page headlines for days. Clearly the rules don't apply to Democrats.

  • Reply Mike Rinaldi December 2, 2018 at 9:01 am


  • Reply Austria 1966 December 2, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    liberals are cowards and idiots

  • Reply Brian Anderson December 3, 2018 at 5:44 am

    Wow…. her words in quotation marks compared to reality…then she says her words were twisted by others…just wow..

  • Reply 594kk December 3, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Democrats are scary as hell.

  • Reply chris nelson December 4, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Unless I heard wrong she called for a biological attack on a government official and his family. Then the rest of the democrats applauded her speech. Don't we call that terrorism anymore?

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