Rep. Ford explains the political arithmetic behind Black Caucus’ endorsement of Mike Madigan for IL House Speaker

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Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan, D-Chicago, watches the proceedings from the Speaker’s platform during the spring legislative session at the Bank of Springfield Center Friday, May 22, 2020. The Illinois House of Representatives is conducting their session at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, Ill., instead of in their chamber in the Illinois Capitol building because it affords more space for to practice social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool)

State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss why the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus is throwing their support behind Michael Madigan for Speaker of the House, in spite of the ongoing federal probe into a ComEd bribery scandal that has lead to over 19 Illinois Democrats to come out against Madigan.

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