State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) issued the following statement after House Democrats made the decision to delay the Special Investigating Committee concerning Mike Madigan until after the election.
“My colleagues and I have been pushing for legislation to fight corruption since the start of the 101st General Assembly. Unfortunately, for the last two years the House Democrat Leadership from Chicago continue to ignore the ethical issues building in their own ranks. The Deferred Prosecution Agreement between the U.S. Attorney and ComEd which implicates Speaker Mike Madigan is troubling. The Special Investigating Committee should not be delayed. Madigan must testify before the committee and address these allegations now, not next month.”