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Madigan: 'I Didn't Do Enough' to Combat Sexual Harassment

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    A Group of Republicans Push for Madigan's Resignation

    A group of Republican lawmakers and candidates are calling on House Speaker Mike Madigan to resign, criticizing his leadership in the wake of recent sexual harassment allegations. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has the details. 

    (Published Monday, June 11, 2018)

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says combatting sexual harassment in the Capitol has become a "personal mission" but he wishes he'd acted sooner to "correct past mistakes."

    The Chicago Democrat spoke out Thursday in a Chicago Tribune op-ed. A string of Democratic lawmakers and workers in Madigan's political and government organizations have been accused of sexual misconduct this year amid the #MeToo anti-harassment movement. Madigan has been criticized for not having rooted it out.

    Madigan says "that I didn't do enough, and that we, collectively, have failed in the Capitol to ensure everyone can reliably, confidentially and safely report harassment."

    An outside investigation of all harassment allegations continues and Madigan's chief of staff is reviewing House procedures to ensure she is told of complaints and reports them to Madigan.

    Madigan Chief of Staff Out Over Harassment Allegations

    [CHI] Madigan Chief of Staff Out Over Harassment Allegations

    House Speaker Mike Madigan's long-time Chief of Staff is out amid harassment allegations. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski has the latest details. 

    (Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018)

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