Why won’t the IEA retract their endorsement of the Confederate Insurrectionist, Republican Mike Bost?

State Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro. IEA endorsed.

I’m admittedly cynical about the growing list of corporations who suddenly were shocked when they discovered that they were contributing campaign money to the white supremacists who sit in Congress.

But okay.

I even scoffed out loud when I read that New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio was ending the city’s contracts with Donald Trump.

He waited until now?

But compared to these corporations, the Illinois Education Association is beyond cynicism.

The IEA endorsed the downstate Republican, former previously a member of the Illinois General Assembly, against a pro-labor Democrat and have so far not said a word about his vote in Congress to overturn the election results, a vote aimed at ginning up the violent white supremacists

Companies like StarbucksAxe, and Chevron all released statements on social media condemning the insurrection.

But nothing form the IEA about ending their relationship with Bost.

The National Association of Manufacturers, a business lobbying group that has long been an ally of the Trump Administration, even released a statement calling for the President to be removed from office by invoking the Twenty-fifth Amendment.

But nothing from the IEA about endorsing Bost.

An ever-increasing list of business groups and companies—including the Blue Cross Blue Shield AssociationBest Buy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Verizon—have cut ties with both the Trump Administration and the 147 lawmakers who voted to contest the results of the 2020 election.

But not the IEA.

How do they sleep at night?

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