"CLEVELAND – The Illinois Republican Party on Wednesday revoked the convention credentials of a Donald Trump delegate from Chicago "for publicly-made racist comments and threats of violence" on a Facebook posting.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider told the Sun-Times the party, "has zero tolerance for racism of any kind and threats of violence against anyone."
The executive committee of the Illinois GOP party made the decision regarding Fifth Congressional District delegate Lori Gayne after party officials said she confirmed to them she was the author of the offending post, made under a different name.
Gayne was elected a Trump delegate in the March Illinois Republican Primary from the North Side district.
Gayne told the Sun-Times on Wednesday she wrote the post, after a reporter from the newspaper raised the matter with her on Tuesday evening, while she was with the Illinois delegation on the convention floor.
The Republican National Convention welcome party was thrown Sunday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Gayne wrote, over a photo of law enforcement officials on the roof on the iconic building on the Lake Erie shore:
"Our brave snipers just waiting for some "N—- to try something. Love them."
She used an abbreviation for the racial slur."