Pritzker: Madigan Should Answer Questions About Bribery or Resign

Pritzker: Madigan Should Answer Questions About Bribery or Resign

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Thursday said the speaker of the House should answer questions about a bribery scheme in which federal prosecutors have implicated him, or resign.

Pritzker said that Illinois taxpayers “don’t deserve a political circus” after Speaker Michael Madigan’s closest confidante and three others were indicted. Utility giant ComEd admitted trading Madigan favors for helpful legislation.

Madigan issued a statement noting that he has not been accused of a crime and is innocent of wrongdoing.

Three more House Democrats also withdrew support for a 19th term by Madigan when a new General Assembly convenes in January.

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