Following the Wednesday arraignment of four more individuals charged with crimes associated with a nine-year ComEd-Michael Madigan bribery scheme, State Representative Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) issued the following statement:
“We now have five individuals who have been indicted on charges related to the Commonwealth Edison bribery scheme involving Michael Madigan, and that list is sure to grow as the U.S. Attorney’s office continues with its investigation into political corruption in Illinois. As ‘Public Official A’ in the government’s sprawling case, Speaker Madigan is clearly at the epicenter of the U.S government’s corruption probe. It’s past time for Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan to resign; not just from the Speakership, but also from the House of Representatives.
“As support within his caucus continues to dwindle, Speaker Madigan needs to accept the fact that Democrats have lost faith in his ability to lead. With this week’s announcement that a high-ranking member of the Madigan leadership team will not be supporting him as Speaker for the 102nd General Assembly, it’s time for him to face the inevitable. His days as Speaker are up. Even Democrats have grown tired of his lack of ethics.”