House Democrat: Madigan Has “Outlived His Usefulness in Springfield”

In an interview with WQAD last night, outgoing Democratic Rep. Mike Smiddy explained how Mike Madigan’s control of the House “stops any major legislative reforms” from passing.
Smiddy then remarked that getting rid of Speaker Madigan is “not a bad idea” and that “he’s kind of outlived his usefulness in Springfield.”
“It’s encouraging to see Democrats finally standing up to Mike Madigan’s dirty political tactics. Rep. Smiddy is absolutely right – Madigan uses his control to block reforms, and because of that it’s time for him to go.” – Illinois Republican Party Spokesman Steven Yaffe
Watch the video here.