Statement from State Rep. David Welter on Today’s House Veteran Affairs Committee Hearing into the Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home

State Representative David Welter (R-Morris) released the following statement after today’s House Veteran Affairs Committee hearing on the deadly Covid-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home:

“Governor Pritzker gave false hope to the families who lost loved ones when he promised a thorough and independent investigation into what went wrong at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home. It’s not a comprehensive investigation when you exempt key participants in the state’s response as Governor Pritzker did. He owes these families an explanation on why the decisions made by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Office were not worth looking into. This investigation – called by the Governor – was not about finding answers; it was about hiding the truth.”