Regarding Tammy Duckworth's tasteless response to this good news, the Congressman stated, "On a day like this when a family has privately resolved their differences has privately come together and has done what's best for their kids, all my opponent can do is throw out a news release focusing on thirty years of my personal issues."
He continued, "This is a good day personally for me. Why? It's a good day for my kids; it's a good day for the mother of my kids. Gosh, I would have hoped she would have just acknowledged that."