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McDermed sponsors resolution for no-confidence vote in Madigan

State Rep. Margo McDermed, R-Mokena, speaks in Joliet at a 2019 event joined by Gov. JB Pritzker to announce a $45 billion capital bill.
State Rep. Margo McDermed, R-Mokena, speaks in Joliet at a 2019 event joined by Gov. JB Pritzker to announce a $45 billion capital bill.

State Rep. Margo McDermed, R-Mokena, is sponsoring a resolution calling for a no-confidence vote to push for the resignation of House Speaker Michael Madigan.

It is the second resolution McDermed has joined calling for Madigan's resignation with this one coming after the speaker has been implicated in a bribery scheme with ComEd.

"A few weeks ago I called on House Democrats to stand up and join House Republicans in saying enough is enough," McDermed said in a news release. "Regrettably, only a few House Democrats have finally come forward to demand Speaker Madigan's resignation.”

McDermed is sponsoring House Resolution 885 to call for a no-confidence vote in Speaker Madigan to remove him from his position of power in the Illinois House of Representatives. She noted that Madigan made a statement this week that he will not resign.

“Even as the cracks break in Speaker Madigan’s own caucus, he continues to grip tight to the unprecedented power he wields as speaker of the House, head of the Democratic Party of Illinois, and holder of the Democrat war chests,” McDermed said.

In December, McDermed and several other House Republicans called for Madigan's resignation amid ongoing federal investigations involving associates of the speaker.

In July, federal prosecutors announced that ComEd had agreed to pay $200 million to resolve a criminal investigation into a long-running bribery scheme that implicates Madigan.

A spokeswoman for Madigan has issued a statement saying the investigation will "clearly demonstrate that he has done nothing criminal or improper,”

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