Share the article: Legislative Inspector General Resigns, Cites Lack of Ethics Reform from Democrats

It was just announced that Carol Pope, Illinois’ Legislative Inspector General, has resigned her position citing a lack of ethics reform, making her job virtually meaningless. Illinois Republican Party spokesman Joe Hackler released the following statement in response:

“The Illinois Democrat Crime ring has struck again, successfully eliminating another obstacle in their pursuit of power and state sanctioned grift. Carol Pope’s resignation is another sign that Democrats feigned efforts at ethics reform this past session was nothing more than lip service. Illinois Democrats and the remaining Madigan Machine have made a career of using their power for personal gain and they have no desire to break up the system now. That should be clear to everyone.”

State Democrats, who control all levers of government, have failed to pass any meaningful ethics reform that would give teeth to the LIG to pursue the type of public corruption that has plagued this state and has been uncovered of the course of two years by federal investigators. Pope said in her resignation letter that her former office “has no real power to effect change or shine a light on ethics violations.” Illinois Democrats have designed it that way and stand in the way of making a change.


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