SPRINGFIELD, IL– In response to racist comments by Former Illinois Lottery board Chairman Blair Garber on social media, state Rep. Latoya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, issued the following statement in response to the reports.

“I hope that Mr. Blair Garber now understands that racist and despairing comments by public officials toward any of Illinois residents will have consequences. Though Mr. Garber degrading public comments are a part of his First Amendment right to speak freely and be as ‘politically incorrect’ as he wishes towards certain residents of Illinois. Myself; other Black, Latino and Asian members of the General Assembly, as well as the general public are well within our own rights to be as critical of him when he clearly chooses to ignore his official duties in representing the interests of everyone in Illinois.”

Rep LaToya GreenwoodRep LaToya Greenwood

(D-East St. Louis)
114th District

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