Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that the IEA had not withdrawn their endorsement. That was incorrect. The endorsement was withdrawn but with no demand for resignation.
Ever since the January 6th white supremacist insurrection at the Capitol I have been asking why my former teachers union has refused to withdraw Illinois Education Association support for Illinois Republican Congressman Mike Bost.
Bost was among the Congressman who voted, even after the insurrection, to challenge the election results.
He is part of the Congressional Big Lie delegation whose actions encouraged the racist mobs that day.
This was the guy, a former Illinois member of the General Assembly so not unknown to the IEA, they chose to support over a Democrat with a pro-labor record in the November election.
The letter above, posted to Twitter a week after the insurrection, is weak sauce, although it does withdraw their endorsement.
In fact, it repeats the Republican messaging from those like Ohio Trump apologist Congressman Jim Jordon, to put all this behind us.
In the interest of trying to do our part in healing our state and country, we chose to remain quiet.
Sorry, IEA. This was no time to be quiet.
Any teacher who donates to IEA political action committee should ask what the heck is going on.