Gov. Rauner under fire for comments made on Newsradio WJPF

Governor Bruce Rauner may want to choose his words a little more carefully next time.

In an interview Wednesday with Newsradio WJPF, the republican governor made the claim that democratic Comptroller Susana Mendoza was ” . . . a puppet for [Mike] Madigan. All she does is put out there baloney that he tells her to put out.”

Statewide, people took to social media to voice their criticism of Rauner. Many, like democratic state rep. Kelly Cassidy called his comments sexist.




Rauner also said that Mendoza’s assertion that it’s the governor’s fault the state is spending too much money “a bunch of horse manure.”

Governor Rauner has not yet responded publicly to the criticism.