No Confidence Resolution Filed against Michael Madigan

From State Rep. Dan Ugaste:

Ugaste Renews Call for Madigan to Resign

GENEVA—With the continuing federal corruption investigation into Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is renewing his call for the Speaker to resign

Rep. Ugaste called for Madigan to resign two weeks ago when the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced charges against ComEd, Illinois’ largest utility provider, and urged Governor Pritzker to convene a special session on ethics reform.

Today, Ugaste signed onto House Resolution 885 to renew those calls:

“It has become abundantly clear that Speaker Madigan is the focus of an ongoing federal investigation, and yet he still maintains his leadership role. 

“Today I am renewing my call for him to resign.

“I have joined my colleagues in signing onto a House Resolution to call for a vote on Speaker for the Illinois House of Representatives.

“This federal investigation is a disgrace to our chamber and the people of Illinois.

“If we are going to be able to move forward, it needs to be through new leadership and stronger ethics laws.

“The Governor has publicly stated his support for ethics reform, yet he has not used his authority to call for special session to accomplish this.

“He needs to back up his word and call for special session on ethics reform.”

Rep Ugaste is a co-sponsor on House Resolution 885, which was filed today in the House of Representatives. The Resolution states that, “members of the House of Representatives have no confidence that Michael J. Madigan can continue in his role as Speaker and hereby remove him from that position.” The status of the resolution is here.

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Here the reasons stated for the no confidence resolution:


No Confidence Resolution Filed against Michael Madigan — 6 Comments

  1. When will someone look into Jack’s STRONG CONNECTION to the ComEd/Madigan arrangement?

  2. Did Dan Ugaste bother asking any Democrats, particularly the ones who have called on Madigan to resign, if THEY would sponsor this bill instead of him?

    That way it would have had a much better chance of being considered, it would attracted more headlines and put more pressure on Madigan (and all Democrats), or if they turned him down he could put them on blast for being two-faced. Every single house seat is up for election in November.

    This is total BABY MODE from the Illinois Republicans once again.

    More GOP stupidity and grandstanding because they’d rather say, “Look at me! Look at me!” instead of thinking something through.

    They are never strategic — always stupid and LOOK AT ME!

    I loathe Illinois Republicans so much, and their only real saving grace is that they are NOT Democrats.

  3. Oh, nevermind, this was originally filed by Jim Durkin, but the point stands because Durkin is a Republican.

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