Just two days after appointing Edward Guerra Kodatt as his successor, former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan has asked him to step down, according to various media outlets.
Marty Quinn, alderman of Chicago's 13th Ward, joined Madigan, The Chicago Tribune reported.
"After learning of alleged questionable conduct by Mr. Kodatt, it was suggested that he resign as state representative for the 22nd District. We are committed to a zero tolerance policy in the workplace," the two Southwest Side Democrats said in a statement. The alleged conduct has not yet been specified.
If Kodatt resigns, Madigan would once again have the votes to select a new House member. Madigan, the 13th Ward Democratic committeeman, holds 56% of the weighted vote cast in the 22nd House District.
Madigan's choice of Kodatt was opposed by state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, the 14th Ward Democratic committeeman, and Ald. Silvana Tabares, the 23rd Ward committeewoman; however, their choices lacked the votes.