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LAWMAKER APOLOGY: Freshman state Rep. Amy Grant, R-Wheaton, apologized Monday, Sept. 21, after making disparaging comments in a recorded phone call about her opponent, Ken Mejia-Beal, which referenced his race and sexual orientation.

State Reps. Will Davis, D-Hazel Crest, Greg Harris, D-Chicago, and Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, presented three short recordings of Grant from a single phone call, although they said they would not release the full call at a news conference Monday.

In the call, Grant said Mejia-Beal, who is a gay, Black Democrat from Lisle, is afraid to travel to the heart of her district, “not because he’s Black but because of the way he talks, he’s all LGBTQ.” In another clip Grant says Mejia-Beal is “just another one of the Cook County people… Another Black Caucus.”

Grant issued…



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