After Weeks of Radio Silence, Richard Irvin Refuses To Answer Questions on Donald Trump
After hiding from reporters for the first two weeks of his campaign, Richard Irvin finally started talking to reporters but refused to say who he voted for in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections and whether the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump.
“With the shadow of Donald Trump still hanging over the Republican Party,” wrote ABC 7, “Irvin dodged repeated questions about whether he voted for Trump in either of the past two elections.”The Chicago Tribune reported, “Asked if he agreed with Trump that the 2020 election had been stolen, Irvin replied, ‘Listen, Joe Biden is president.’”
When WGN asked Irvin directly if he voted for Trump, he deflected. But Irvin will have to answer the Trump litmus test to beat four other Republicans in a nasty primary that Republican insiders foreshadow turning into a race to win over Trump’s base.Seeing how he bombed this interview, it’s no surprise Irvin has been dodging the press. In addition to dodging the Trump question, he admitted to voting in Democratic primaries, confessed his TV ad was based on a lie, and avoided addressing Ken Griffin and their Rauner Reboot campaign.Irvin also continued his long record of doing complete 180s for political clout. In an interview with the Daily Herald, he defended his switch from saying “Black Lives Matter” to saying “all lives matter” in a campaign ad. “To separate those two is offensive,” Irvin answered. “This is the United States of America. We’ve got to start acting like we’re united.”
“Just as we suspected, Richard Irvin has been hiding from reporters because he’s scared to answer for his flip-flopping and unpopular platform,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy.“Clearly, Irvin isn’t ready for prime time because, in just one interview, he revealed that he’s not fit to lead the state of Illinois. As this GOP primary continues to heat up, Irvin will be forced to address the Trump litmus test and be dragged even further to the right of his Rauner Reboot platform.”