Politics Spotlight: Friends and Families Demand More Gun Restrictions in DC | Chicago News

From this week’s edition of Spotlight Politics:

Families and friends of Highland Park hurt by last week’s massacre are marching on Washington for an assault weapons ban as the city honors the lives lost with a vigil tonight. Meanwhile, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering and Governor JB Pritzker attended the President’s speech on the gun bill at the White House and privately lobbied Biden for a federal ban. assault weapons.

Pritzker will travel to Florida later this week to headline the Florida Democrats’ annual gala, fueling talk of possible presidential aspirations. California Governor Gavin Newsom also looks like a presidential candidate, so could President Biden face a challenger in 2024 with his popularity plummeting? Political pundits predict a “doomsday scenario” for Democrats in November, as inflation hits a 40-year high of 9.1%.

In other policies, Lt. Governor Stratton testifies in a Senate hearing that Illinois needs financial assistance to handle the influx of patients seeking reproductive health care. Aldus. Ed Burke faces voters in a re-election bid before facing a jury in his corruption trial next year. And former Congressman Dan Lipinski is ineligible to run against Congressman Sean Casten as an independent after securing a Democratic primary ballot; instead, he plans to work on the independent party movement.

Finally, could the January 6 Committee’s plethora of evidence and testimony lead to criminal legal trouble for former President Trump? The committee has already sent the Department of Justice evidence of possible witness tampering. Meanwhile, leaked details from a witness called a “lopsided” meeting in the Oval Office, which could lead to further possible charges for Trump and his associates.

Our policy team of Amanda Vinicky and Heather Cherone handles these stories and more.


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