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Governor says Madigan needs to answer questions or resign as House Speaker

Governor says Madigan needs to answer questions or resign as House Speaker

The Governor says the Speaker of the House Mike Madigan should either stand before the press and the people and answer each and every question about the on-going corruption investigation that is surrounding him, or he should resign as Speaker of the House.

Pritzker says the time of printed statements and not going to hearings about the investigation is over.

“If the Speaker cannot commit to that level of transparency then the time has come for him to resign as Speaker.”

Madigan has been identified as Public Official A in a corruption scandal connected to ComEd.

On Wednesday four more people were indicted by the federal government in the probe.

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.