Kinzinger slams Madigan's divisive tactics in budget impasse
Following the passage of an unbalanced budget for fiscal year 2017 in the Illinois House last month, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Dist. 16) issued a statement — declaring himself unable to remain mum on the outcome — from Washington, D.C.
“Springfield has always had its issues, but last night’s antics surrounding the budget vote have made it impossible for me not to speak out,” Kinzinger said of the budget proposal that eventually died in the state Senate. “The budget, and the vote itself, highlight the utter lack of leadership and civility from Speaker (Mike) Madigan (D-Dist. 22).”
Kinzinger said Madigan's obstructionist tactics don't do the state any good.
“It is incredibly irresponsible to put Illinois in greater debt by passing a budget that adds $7 billion in debt,” Kinzinger said. “Forcing an unbalanced budget down the throats of his colleagues and then abruptly adjourning – this is not leadership. I would urge my Democrat friends to find new leadership for the good of the state and the people of Illinois.”