Democratic Senator Donne Trotter of Chicago calls Hamos’ methods “elitist” and says as a former Democratic state representative, she's betrayed her party’s roots.
“The things that we do as a Democratic party – taking care of the most vulnerable people during the most vulnerable of times – she threw that whole notion out the window. Her thing is ‘it’s more important to save money than it is to save lives.'”
Quinn has endorsed massive cuts to the state's program of healthcare for the poor. The governor’s office says Hamos is a “dedicated public servant” who still has Quinn’s support. Hamos has been director since 20-10.