A top Illinois Democrat was caught on tape saying many Rockford urban residents spend more time in jail than church.
Heidi Schultz, a former top staffer to Rep. Cheri Bustos, was forced to resign after her comments made the local news.
The Illinois Review reported:
Heidi Schultz, a former top staffer for Illinois Democrat Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (pictured above), is speaking out about the recording of her making racist remarks about Rockford residents.
The person Schultz accuses of recording her is Austin Quick.
“It’s him, no doubt,” said Schultz in an interview Thursday with WQAD-TV.
Schultz is heard on the audio tape describing part of Rockford as very urban and very poor, saying “Not people that, um, spend a lot of time in church. More in jail, than church.”
She says the comment she made was “wrong” and “inappropriate,” but argues that what is more wrong and inappropriate was that she was taped. She claims it was done illegally.
“It’s okay to out me,” said Schultz. “They’re going to protect him [Quick], but throw me under the bus? I’m disappointed that they would go to this new low of trying to go after somebody who isn’t even a candidate,” she said.