Another day, another top Democrat facing some serious charges.
Yet, the mainstream media is doing its best to keep it under wraps.
You probably haven’t heard of the latest top Democrat facing a mountain of trouble… but you should.
Because he’s been a mainstay in the Democratic Party for decades and his entire world could come crashing down on him.
According to a report from Fox News, longtime Illinois House Speaker and state Democratic Party chairman Michael Madigan is facing calls for his resignation after federal prosecutors implicated him in an alleged bribery scheme, which has resulted in utility company ComEd agreeing to a $200 million fine.
Who is Michael Madigan exactly?
Madigan got his political start under the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, and has served on the Illinois state legislature since 1971.
He first assumed the role of speaker in 1983, and has held the position ever since, with the exception of two years when Democrats lost their majority.
This makes him the longest-serving state House speaker in the country… and it makes the accusations against him a very big deal for the Democratic Party. Especially in a state like Illinois.
According to the Fox News report, federal prosecutors said that utility company ComEd admitted to providing jobs or contracts “for various associates of a high-level elected official for the state of Illinois.”
While Madigan’s name was not mentioned, a federal court filing identifies the official as the Illinois House speaker… and it prompted the Governor of Illinois to call out Madigan directly.
“The speaker has a lot that he needs to answer for, to authorities, to investigators, and most importantly, to the people of Illinois,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. “If these allegations of wrongdoing by the speaker are true, there is no question that he will have betrayed the public trust and he must resign.”
Madigan’s office has denied any wrongdoing.
“The Speaker has never helped someone find a job with the expectation that the person would not be asked to perform work by their employer, nor did he ever expect to provide anything to a prospective employer if it should choose to hire a person he recommended,” Madigan’s office said in a statement. “He has never made a legislative decision with improper motives and has engaged in no wrongdoing here. Any claim to the contrary is unfounded.”
Keep a close eye on what happens to Madigan. You can be sure the liberal media won’t touch this story!