CHICAGO - U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis released the following statement today in reaction to death threats made to New Beginnings Church Pastor Corey Brooks:
"No person in America should be threatened for exercising their constitutional right of free expression. I am extremely distressed that courageous pastor Corey Brooks and his family received multiple vile racist threats and their church burglarized for expressing a political viewpoint he believes would best improve his community. I have the privilege of being friends with Pastor Brooks and believe there is no one in Chicago who has done more to stop violence in his community and courageously tell the truth about inner city problems. We all need to stand with him against these unacceptable threats. In addition, we need the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and hold accountable the persons responsible."
Pastor Brooks recently did a video talking about why he's supporting Oberweis for U.S. Senate.