CHICAGO (CBS) — Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation are weighing in on President Trump’s tweets accusing former President Obama of having Trump Tower wiretapped during the election campaign.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky says, “Everybody is kind of shaking their head and wondering what is going on,” when it comes to the weekend Trump tweets.READ MORE: Police, CPS Increase School Safety Measures After Shootings Kill 2 Simeon Career Academy Students, Social Media Threats Appear Directed At Simeon And Other Schools
She says she believes even the people closest to President Trump are wondering what he was talking about.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warm Winds Friday
Senator Dick Durbin says the Trump tweets are an effort to distract from what Durbin says is the real issue: the Russian attempt to influence America’s elections. He said, “That has been verified by intelligence agencies across the board. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Russian trolls sitting in office buildings in Moscow, trying to influence the outcome of our election. That is an outrage.”MORE NEWS: Search On For Dog Groomer Transportation Van That Was Stolen With 3 Dogs Inside In Lakeview
Congressman Mike Quigley agrees with Senator Durbin and said, “To me, what the President suggested over the weekend was a distraction.”