SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — After receiving what he called “violent threats,” a lawmaker has pulled a bill that would have required unvaccinated Illinoisans to pay for their hospital bills if they caught COVID.
Representative Jonathon Carroll said in a statement that violent threats against him and his family and staff are reprehensible. He told WGN those who choose not to get vaccinated should be held accountable.
Governor J.B. Pritzker was not in favor of the proposal in the first place.
Someone also published Carroll’s home address on Twitter. Carroll contacted the social media site and the information was removed.
So, not only did Rep. Carroll predictably stir the pot, he rewarded threats of violence with a win.
And this was all about a bill that wasn’t legal in the first place. Federal Obama Care law prohibits what Carroll was trying to do.