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West refuses to disavow Sandoval’s role in mock Trump assassination pics

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By LGIS News Service | Aug 29, 2019

Trump assassination

Rep. Maurice A. West II (D-67) refused to join the call for state Sen. Martin Sandoval to step down over photos taken at a recent fundraiser for the Chicago Democrat showed guests pointing a gun at President Trump.

No Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly responded to a request for comment on the photos made by the Rockford Sun.

The Illinois Republican Party is calling for Sandoval to resign after photos of the mock assassination taken at his Aug. 16 MAS Havana Night Golf Clasico fundraiser were circulated online. 

“It is inexcusable for a state senator’s event to promote violence against our president,” the group said in a blog posted to its website.

Sandoval has since apologized but remains in office.

District 67 covers all or parts of Rockford and Westmoreland.

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