…or at least the Illinois 72nd District.
Pat Verschoore refused to vote for civil unions in 2011, evidently considering them too radical for his district. But yesterday he decided to go all out and vote for same sex marriage.
Some may ask why, but Springfield establishment mouthpiece Rich Miller says that “Rep. Verschoore’s spouse…was instrumental in convincing him to vote for [same sex marriage.]”
Verschoore has a history of being led by his wife; back in 2011 he voted to repeal the death penalty because “my wife was on me to vote for it.”
This being Rock Island County, Verschoore will probably “retire” before the end of his term and get his wife appointed to replace him because after all, since she’s the ideological brains in the family.