We’ve seen one Illinois lawmaker on the verge of being busted by law enforcement seek treatment for rumored depression from coming to terms with the consequences of his actions. Will we see another follow in this new tradition?
An Illinois State Senator running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly tried to bring a gun onto a plane at O’Hare International Airport.
Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) was charged with a felony count of attempting to board an aircraft with a weapon, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. The charge carries a penalty of 1 to 3 years in jail.
The article notes that he just announced his campaign for the seat of Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. last week. I’m rather shocked that a sitting State Senator is being held in jail, and that he’s actually being charged.
Interestingly, the guy has a C- from NRA from the last election. That’s hardly pro-gun, but then again, he represents Chicago. I don’t know if that makes him not a complete foe of the Second Amendment or just not a complete foe by the already terrible Chicago standard of recognizing the rights of citizens. (h/t @GunFreeZone)
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