At Issue: Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Craig Dellimore
March 02, 2018 - 6:09 pm
Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn (courtesy: Pat Quinn)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Former Gov. Pat Quinn, who's running for Illinois Attorney General, is going a step beyond those who are calling for House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign over sexual harassment allegations against some of his political staffers.

Quinn says it's wrong that Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton allowed the post of Legislative Inspector General to go vacant for about three years, so that complaints of sexual harassment languished.

“By their own admission, both men weren’t doing their job when they didn’t have a strong program to protect against sexual harassment,” Quinn told WBBM Newsradio’s Craig Dellimore.

He thinks both men should give up their Democratic Party posts.

There have been a number of calls for Madigan to step down as head of the Illinois Democratic Party, as speaker, or both, over the way lawmakers have handled complaints about sexual harassment, including some in his political operations.

Quinn says Cullerton is on the Democratic State Central Committee, and that is a conflict as well.

The speaker has said he's not giving up either post. 

Democrat Quinn is the guest on “At Issue” this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.