Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) issued the following statement regarding Chairman Chris Welch’s decision to stonewall the Special Investigating Committee:
“Rep. Welch’s decision to postpone the Special Investigating Committee’s work is a disgrace and a slap in the face to the Governor, the General Assembly and the citizens of Illinois. The U.S. Attorney has given the SIC authority to investigate, and Governor Pritzker has on numerous occasions urged the Speaker to testify on his role with ComEd’s nine-year bribery scheme. Yet Rep. Welch refuses to do anything except hide the truth about the corruption of Speaker Madigan and the Democratic Party of Illinois.
This is just another example of Mike Madigan’s double standard of the House Rules. The Rules of the House apply to all except him.”