Politics

Pastor Stands With Rauner After Death Threats, Burglary Of His Church

Bruce Rauner, Republican candidate for governor of Illinois, defended Cory Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church, Sunday after he received a voicemail death threat and his church was vandalized.

Brooks and Rauner could not confirm that the criminals were connected to the campaign of Governor Pat Quinn (D., Ill.)

"It just seems really coincidental that it comes after the day when I get the death threats, and those death threats included Bruce Rauner’s name," Brooks said.

"I’m not going to go as far as saying that the Democrats did this, or they sent someone to do this. I don’t know who did it."

"His family is now at risk. His church is broken into. It’s tragic. It’s outrageous," Rauner said.