Miller says Madigan's bid to remove Drury from ballot is wrong
Katie Miller said House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) keeps his power by attempting to squash opposition, such as his recent attempt to bump Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highland) from the attorney general ballot in the March 20 Democratic primary.
“This keeps people in line to vote for him as speaker,” Miller, the Mt. Prospect Republican who is looking to replace retiring Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) in the 53rd District, told the North Cook News regarding Madigan’s attempt to remove Drury from the ballot because Drury called for Madigan's resignation as speaker for waiting to address a sexual harassment complaint that political aide Alaina Hampton sent to him regarding the actions of Madigan political worker Kevin Quinn.
Miller said Madigan’s political tactics to remove Drury from the attorney general race are unacceptable.
“People should be able to vote how they feel for the best leadership for their party and state,” Miller, a longtime nurse at St. Alexius in Hoffman Estates and case manager at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, said. “Legislators should be able to stand up for their constituents and their beliefs.”
In a candidate questionnaire, Drury said if elected, he will not back down.
“If the speaker of the House engages in criminally corrupt conduct, he will be indicted. The same is true of the governor, the Senate president or any local official. To accomplish this goal, I will look internally and externally to find the best prosecutors and investigators,” Drury said in the State Journal Register.
Miller said Madigan’s actions are a bad for the Prairie State. “This shows the level of corruption that we have in Illinois,” Miller said. “There are politicians that have been in Springfield too long.”
She added Madigan’s leadership of the House and Democratic Party is overkill and dangerous. “That is how Mike Madigan can use his power to control people in his party,” Miller said.