(Gateway Pundit) Michael McAuliffe is furious.
McAuliffe is an Illinois state assemblyman from Chicago, and while plenty of other people are condemning “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for making false claims that he was assaulted by two white men who hurled racist and homophobic taunts as they beat him, McAuliffe is taking concrete action.
The assemblyman will soon introduce a bill in the state legislature that would punish film companies for doing business with Smollett in Illinois.
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“A lot of valuable Chicago Police Department man hours and resources were wasted chasing down a bogus crime arranged by Smollett,” McAuliffe said in a statement. “A lot of valuable Chicago Police Department (CPD) man hours and resources were wasted chasing down a bogus crime arranged by Smollett,” the Republican said“Hate crimes are serious and so is the time and effort of the CPD. He has cost Chicago a lot more than a $10,000 bond. Smollett should not be able to get anything more from the City of Chicago or Illinois.”