WASHINGTON (CBS) — Two prominent Illinois lawmakers met today about controversial comments one made about how to get rid of gangs in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
“Our senator’s heart is in the right place and our hearts are in the same place. The head might now be together,” said Congressman Bobby Rush.
Rep. Rush says he was angered after hearing Senator Mark Kirk propose mass arrests of Chicago’s Gangster Disciples. Kirk tells reporters including CNN that he is willing to tour neighborhoods on the Chicago’s South and West Sides and work with Rush to combat the drug, gang and violence problem in the area.
“Bobby and I have agreed to tour the 1st Congressional District and I asked him to show me the worst of the worst where officials may fear to tread and actually listen to kids,” said Rush.
Rush says he is glad Kirk is concerned about the issues in urban America.