Statement from Cynthia Borbas, Chair of the Democratic Party of DuPage County. For Immediate Release.
This morning recordings were released of Representative Amy Grant making racist and homophobic comments to a stranger on the phone about her opponent Ken Mejia-Beal. She stated, “Ya know, Black Caucus, that’s all we need is another person in the Black Caucus” also stating, “I just think that maybe he’s afraid of the reaction that people might give him. Not because he’s Black, but because of the way he talks. He’s all LGBTQ. He wants to work for the chronically ill. He just gives us like crazy, and every week it’s a different reason for why he wants to get into the race.”
I find the fact that she would make these comments, especially to a stranger, deeply troubling and beneath the office she currently holds. This is not about politics, this is whether someone is fit to serve and represent the people, which Representative Grant is not. Thus, I call for her immediate resignation.