Have you been slightly confused over who’s who in the Pritzker clan? Well, good news. We’re going to shed some light on the uber-rich Pritzker family right here, right now. The family, which amassed its fortune from the Hyatt Hotel chain, currently has problems. Big problems. Problems that make Governor (and wanna be Presidential contender) JB Pritzker’s humiliation at the non-compliance of his centerpiece gun ban legislation.
In the past week, we’ve learned that another Pritzker, Thomas who currently heads grandpa’s Hyatt hotel chain, reported had sex with at least one underage girl trafficked internationally to service him.
Then there’s the governor’s sister Penny, another hard-core lunatic leftist under fire for trying to provide cover for the former Harvard University President, the now disgraced apparent serial plagiarist Claudine Gay.
These wouldn’t be the first scandals in which the billionaire-trust-fund babies have found themselves embroiled.
Here, let’s let the New York Post pick up the story and we’ll start with the money quote first:
“This is a hard-left leaning political family entirely funded by the Hyatt Hotel empire who say they want to fight what they call right-wing extremism when, in fact, they are the extremists.”
Amen. But such is the nature of a lot of politics in our nation today when it comes to the hard left. Speech opposing their point of view is considered “violence” and violent suppression of opposing viewpoints (that’s called fascism) is seen to them as their free speech.
Just like at Joe Biden’s first campaign ad for the 2024 season. He can barely speak… or maybe the whole thing is created by AI. Who knows.
Sarah Parshall Perry, an attorney and senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, said the Pritzker family is rapidly becoming “radioactive” and has a history of scandal.
Among many incidents, Penny once served on the board of Superior Bank, which the Pritzker family bought with $460 million in tax credits from the federal government.
The bank later collapsed after being one of the first to traffic in subprime mortgages.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker found himself in hot water in 2018 when it was discovered that he and his wife, Mary, had bought a second home next door to the Gold Coast mansion they lived in and let it fall into disrepair, even ripping out five toilets, so it would be classified “uninhabitable” — and they’d get a hefty property tax decrease.
Anthony Pritzker, brother of J.B. and Penny, runs the Pritzker Group private equity firm, and was the subject of a mini-scandal when he and his wife bought and then demolished a landmark Beverly. Hills home, irking their neighbors when they built a massive mega-mansion in its place.
We would concur about the radioactivity. Who knows. Given the major league corruption in Illinois politics, maybe old JB Pritzker will be the first of the Pritzkers to go to prison.
I know. Keep dreaming, right?
“This is a hard-left leaning political family entirely funded by the Hyatt Hotel empire who say they want to fight what they call right-wing extremism when, in fact, they are the extremists,” Perry told The Post.
“In order to hire Claudine Gay and keep her in her position, Penny … got someone in there who is an apologist for this new kind of anti-racism which involves people promoting other individuals who are pushing this narrative of colonialism.
Of course, there’s Jennifer Pritzker, formerly Col. James Pritzker, the transgendered cousin of the Land of Lincoln governor JB.
Let’s refer to “her” as Col. Pritzker.
Col. Pritzker is the owner of the military museum and shooting range that has moved from Chicago to just over the border into Wisconsin in recent years. The story we’ve heard is that Col. Pritzker is very conservative and a big fan of guns. Yes, family get-togethers with the rest of the uber hard-left Pritzkers at the holidays is rather, uhm, tense.
At the same time Col. Pritzker has become a huge “philanthropist” promoting so-called transgendered causes.
And still more from the Post:
Until recently, the most controversial members of Chicago’s ultra-rich and powerful Pritzker family were the billionaire Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker — a longtime Democratic activist and bail reform advocate — and his billionaire transgender cousin Jennifer, who’s funneled millions into universities, medical schools, gender clinics and nonprofits in support of “gender-affirming” medical care.
This week, however, they’ve been overshadowed by family members who are embroiled in two of the biggest news stories of the moment.
The governor’s sister Penny, 64, is front and center with the resignation Tuesday of Harvard president Claudine Gay over multiple instances of plagiarism. Penny has been, since February 2022, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation — the governing board that recruited, hired and protected Gay in light of her scandals, including underplaying antisemitism at the school.
Meanwhile, cousin Thomas Pritzker is named in newly unsealed documents relating to the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Virginia Giuffre claims she was trafficked overseas to have sex with the now 73-year-old, who is chairman of Hyatt Hotels and CEO of the Pritzker Organization.