GOP Lawmaker Caught Making Racist, Homophobic Remarks About Her Black, Gay Opponent: Audio
Illinois Republican state Rep. Amy Grant, who represents a district in suburban DuPage County, is facing growing calls to drop out of the race after making a series of racist and homophobic remarks about her opponent, Democrat Ken Mejia-Beal, who is both African American and openly gay.
The attacks were made during a fundraising call with a prospective donor, which she consented to be recorded.
“He’s just another one of those Cook County people. That’s all you’re going to vote for is the Cook County, you know another Black caucus,” said Grant. Cook County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Illinois and contains most of the city of Chicago.
“Mentioning Cook County is just a code
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