Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » McCann denies he resigned from the SGOP caucus, threatens legal action over access to “key resources”
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
McCann denies he resigned from the SGOP caucus, threatens legal action over access to “key resources”

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

* A statement earlier today from Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady’s spokesman

This morning, Sen. Sam McCann offered his resignation from the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus and Leader Brady accepted.

* From Sen. McCann this afternoon…

Rich,

I did not offer my resignation from the Republican Caucus today. In fact, I responded to the caucus with that clarification. I offered my resignation as Minority spokesman on committee. I am still a Republican until I complete the requisite legal requirements to establish a new party, which doesn’t occur until June.

The Republicans have also unlawfully restricted access to key resources that are needed to properly represent the constituents of my District. Today, I demanded access to all caucus resources available to any Republican member of in order to properly represent the constituents of my District, which duly elected me as an IL State Senator of the Republican Party. I am following the legal protocol to properly establish a Conservative Party, but at this time no such party exists until the proper protocols are completed. In addition, I remain Constitutionally obligated to represent my constituents. Moreover, it is the Republican Parties duty to allow all of its members equal access. Any continued denial of access will require immediate action up to and including legal action against the caucus.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

33 Comments
  1. - A guy - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 4:51 pm:

    Nah Sam. Make it really easy since you have such great conviction and you care so deeply for those constituents who require all that service and retention.
    Resign from the Illinois Senate and throw your whole self into this race as the Governor Candidate of the Conservative Party.
    Someone can be appointed to serve those constituents in your stead. Because running for Governor and collecting 25K signatures may take a little time away from Constituent Services.
    C’mon Sam. Do it for the people.


  2. - Wondering - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 4:53 pm:

    I wonder if Drury ever thought he had a constitutional right to know what time it is


  3. - Demoralized - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 4:53 pm:

    I wonder what “restricted access to key resources” means? Did they cut off his office budget?


  4. - Not Again - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 4:54 pm:

    “I demand resources from the Republican Party until such time that I try to screw them all. Also I need someone to do my travel vouchers.” - Sad Sam


  5. - ChrisB - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 4:55 pm:

    Something something about cake and eating it too.

    If I announced a startup that would directly compete with my current employer, I would expect to be cut off from everything post haste.


  6. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 4:55 pm:

    Not sure what the caucus rules say but, just spitballing here, when you publicly announce you are running a third party campaign for governor against your caucus’ candidate, they might not want you around anymore. Again, depending on the rules, that sounds tantamount to a resignation or could be grounds for removal.


  7. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 4:55 pm:

    Sam’s constituent service and relationships are how he has survived Rauner.


  8. - FormerParatrooper - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 4:58 pm:

    If the ILGOP was thinking straight they would all move further from Rauner and start another Party, at least the ones that aren’t Raunerites.


  9. - @misterjayem - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 5:01 pm:

    “You can’t fire me, I QUIT — Effective sometime in June…”

    – MrJM


  10. - truth - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 5:03 pm:

    What a crybaby


  11. - wordslinger - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 5:04 pm:

    –If I announced a startup that would directly compete with my current employer, I would expect to be cut off from everything post haste.–

    What in the world are you talking about? Who’s McCann’s “employer” in your scenario?

    He’s the elected senator from the 50th District. He’s not “employed” by either Brady or Rauner.

    Don’t you have to take a Constitution test to get out of eighth grade, anymore?


  12. - Ron - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 5:26 pm:

    The guy is running as the candidate of a different party. Why would he be allowed to reamin in different party caucus?


  13. - Anonymous - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 5:26 pm:

    Will he be granted his own separate caucus staff once he officially leaves the SGOP? A third party caucus staff would be interesting to see


  14. - Dutch Boy - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 5:28 pm:

    Maybe he can pull himself up by his bootstraps. Conservatively.


  15. - wordslinger - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 5:37 pm:

    Under Senate rules, Brady could kick McCann off committees. He could also shut him out from staff. I’m sure he’ll do those things.

    But I don’t think he can mess with office money
    or any of the other perks all these guys vote for themselves.


  16. - ChrisB - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 5:54 pm:

    @word

    Taking the 8th grade constitution tests assume you passed the cause and effect unit in 4th grade.

    Your argument is that an elected official is entitled to party resources until the next election, even after he leaves the party? Come on man. That’s ridiculous.


  17. - wordslinger - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 5:56 pm:

    –Your argument is that an elected official is entitled to party resources until the next election,–

    What “party resources” are you referring to? Those funded and provided by the Illinois Republican Party?

    Or are you referring to General Assembly resources funded by taxpayers?


  18. - Real - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 5:57 pm:

    Chris B
    You might want to re-read McCanns statement which say he is entitled to those resources until June.. Not November.


  19. - walker - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 6:05 pm:

    What “resources” is he talking about? An office?

    Speaker has an used doghouse somewhere.


  20. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 6:26 pm:

    ==entitled to party resources until the next election==

    Glad to see you guys finally admit that yes, elected Republican GA members are wholly owned subsidiaries of Bruce and his paid-for party apparatus. His constituents might be surprised to learn this, though, as they probably thought Sam worked for them.

    Maybe Sam can caucus with the Dems in the meantime? As bad as Madigan is, I doubt even he would go so far as to block members from taxpayer-funded resources used for constituent services.


  21. - cc - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 6:26 pm:

    Wish Ronald Lee Ermey was around to have a little talk with citizen McCann.


  22. - Robert the 1st - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 6:34 pm:

    What a fighter. Once a Marine, always a.. oh yeah, that’s right.


  23. - A Jack - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 7:15 pm:

    Apparently McCann’s candidacy struck a nerve with the Raunerite party. Hopefully when they redraw the maps, they put all the Raunerites in Democratic strongholds.


  24. - Just Me - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 7:21 pm:

    By resources I assume he is referring to bill analyses and other day-to-day staff assistance as well as a secretary, computer, e-mail, etc. etc. All of those things are paid for out of the respective caucus budgets.

    If Leader Brady is going to kick him out of all of that, then he needs to be given a separate slice of the budget for him to fund it by himself.


  25. - JoanP - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 7:23 pm:

    No wonder our state snack food is popcorn.


  26. - efudd - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 7:33 pm:

    Burn GOP, burn.
    Right down to the ground.
    But please, do it slowly.
    I mean, make it as painful as possible.
    The bill for your soul-selling groveling to the likes of Rauner and Trump has come due.
    And you will pay every darn dime of it.


  27. - wordslinger - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 7:34 pm:

    –Maybe Sam can caucus with the Dems in the meantime? As bad as Madigan is,–

    Senate. Cullerton.


  28. - wordslinger - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 8:03 pm:

    –Apparently McCann’s candidacy struck a nerve with the Raunerite party. –

    Yeah, they went pretty apey over a guy who hasn’t collected one signature to get on the ballot yet.


  29. - Honeybear - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 8:46 pm:

    I think he’ll easily collect the signatures.
    I know a lot of conservative labor folks
    who are jumping for joy.


  30. - SSL - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 9:50 pm:

    McCann comes across as a bit of a crybaby. What a great candidate for governor.


  31. - Anon - Friday, Apr 20, 18 @ 7:09 am:

    This is proof Rauner is livid.

    Rauner knows he has no chance as McCann will take away a few percentage points from him because central IL voters like McCann and Rauner needs every downstate vote he can get.

    Bye bye rauner you royally messed up this state and I can’t wait to boot ya.


  32. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Friday, Apr 20, 18 @ 7:32 am:

    ==McCann comes across as a bit of a crybaby. What a great candidate for governor.==
    He is supposed to be a doormat?


  33. - Rabid - Friday, Apr 20, 18 @ 8:30 am:

    Rauners skills with the truth is wearing off on Brady


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Sometimes, it's not just a bill
* Dueling press releases
* Good politics isn’t necessarily good government
* Hampton's attorneys to speak to the media tomorrow
* McCann lashes out after TRO denied
* Process police fails to understand process
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Mick Jagger Sends Message to Illinois Reps on E.....
* Rauners moving back to Illinois governor's mans.....
* Rauners moving back to Illinois governor's mans.....
* Rauners moving back to Illinois governor's mans.....
* Disaster Order For 9 Southern Illinois Counties.....
* Tigers find their groove to make it three in a row..
* Rauners moving back to Illinois governor's mans.....
* Illinois governor gets hearing on reinstating d.....
* Rauner Gets Hearing on Reinstating Death Penalt.....
* Illinois governor gets hearing on reinstating d.....


* Dean accused of harassment resurfaces at 2 other schools
* List of top baby names in Illinois includes Noah, Olivia
* Rauners moving back to Illinois governor's mansion
* Illinois governor gets hearing on reinstating death penalty
* Bridge replacement to close rural route near Peoria
* CTA getting new high-definition cameras for downtown stops
* Police suspect driver who killed pedestrian was drunk
* Wildlife Prairie Park to add 14 new cabins
* Winner of karaoke contest to perform at Illinois State Fair
* U of I performing arts center to mark 50th anniversary

* Illinois GOP chairman re-elected; Republicans display unity
* GoFundMe makes saving Lincoln artifacts modern, accessible
* Gov. Rauner ally Ken Dunkin given $70K Chicago post
* Madigan wants information on governor's Legionnaires' fix
* State lawmaker to SIU president: 'Go to hell, sir'
* Bill permitting medical marijuana use in schools goes to Rauner
* Madigan: Rauner's death penalty proposal to get hearing Monday
* Illinois Senate approves $40,000 minimum salary for teachers
* Justice Charles Freeman announces retirement from Illinois Supreme Court
* Under the Dome Podcast: Death penalty. Guns. ERA. GOP unity.

* Fifth Third to buy MB Financial
*
* Trump taps Ron Gidwitz to be Belgian ambassador
* Art Institute uses data to give visitors what they want
* Crain's wins 4 Chicago journalism awards


* Minimum-wage protesters take Fight for $15 to McDonald’s West Loop headquarters
* Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers
* Orioles, Isle Royale wolves, wild flowers, MOTW: Notes around Chicago outdoors
* 18 shot Sunday in Chicago; body part found in Chicago River | May 21, 2018
* Pompeo threatens Iran with ‘strongest sanctions in history’
* Why Millennials are going braless (the reasons might surprise you)
* Trump defends US trade dealings with China
* 3 burglaries hit near same block in Bridgeport
* Top baby names in Illinois include Noah, Olivia
* Fifth Third spends $4.7 billion for Chicago’s MB Financial


* Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers
* Pompeo issues steep demands for nuclear treaty with Iran
* Hearing impairment does not deter Lake County Citizen Police Academy graduate
* School shootings, Ritalin and the NRA's culture of convenient excuses
* What happened to that 'Blackish' episode? Last week, TV networks faced uncomfortable questions
* Vegas Golden Knights are four wins from the NHL’s 'Miracle On Ice'
* Yes, President Trump, there is a difference between HIV and HPV. Here's a handy tipsheet
* Chicago baseball saw four exciting starts this weekend, but Yu Darvish's meant the most
* Play ball! Dutch & Doc's opens Thursday in Wrigleyville
* NYPD probing sex allegations against celebrity chef Mario Batali


» Sports Betting Negotiations Jump-Started In Illinois
» The Quandary Behind A Quincy Legionnaires’ Victim’s Death: ‘Where The Heck Was She?’
» State Week: Gun Bills And The Death Penalty, GOP Leadership Fight
» Web Extra, The Week in Review: Biss Endorses Pritzker
» The Week in Review: Obama Presidential Center Gets City’s Approval
» Should The Voting Age Be Lowered?; ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’; Food As Medicine; Rescuing Tortoises
» Voices Of Chicagoland's Opioid Crisis: Nick Kanehl And Marty Cook
» How To Stop Gun Violence? Just Ask
» #651 John Prine, Opinions on Courtney Barnett & Scott Hutchison
» May 17, 2018 - Full Show


* George Will: Battling campus oppression of the freedom of expression
* Our View: Another disappointing lack of transparency in Illinois government
* Ralph Martire: Illinois can't afford Rauner's budget 'savings' rhetoric
* BGA: Redistricting reform can't be blocked forever
* Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln: Forging ahead to serve those who came before us
* Statehouse Insider: Is the happy talk for real?
* Illinois GOP chairman re-elected; Republicans display unity
* GoFundMe makes saving Lincoln artifacts modern, accessible
* Our View: Support legislation that would halt newsprint tariffs
* Guest View: National infrastructure initiative must meet the needs of rural America


* Now hiring in Decatur and Macon County. Recently posted employment opportunities for job seekers
* New adoptables in Decatur and Macon County. Pick your new dog or cat!
* Decatur and Macon County neighbors: Obituaries published today
* Solar farm proposal draws opposition in Woodford
* Volunteers needed to place flags for Memorial Day
* Rick's Six: Rain, more road work, fatal shooting, razor blades, and river search
* These steps can reduce allergy symptoms
* What should you do if your car gets stuck on the RR tracks?
* Local family heirloom unveiled amid royal wedding buzz
* Area Calendar 5/21/18


* Through the Film Magnifier: A new way to see vintage suburbia in old pictures
* The opioid epidemic, a 360 degree view
* Blankenship to seek US Senate seat as 3rd-party candidate
* LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark
* Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

* Blockchain Is 'World-Changing', Says US Co...
* Congressional Hearing on UFOs Suggested by...
* How the Public Finance Network will push C...
* Congressional town halls: Old-fashioned an...
* CNN House Key Race alerts: A dozen GOP-hel...
* Valerie books prestigious Edinburgh Festiv...
* Critics call White House plan another 'dom...
* Voters miss Obama because they respect int...
* Voters miss Obama because they respect int...
* Critics call White House plan another 'dom...

* Jewish Voice for Peace, Evanston residents......
* Our View: Support legislation that would h......
* Be Transparent When Advertising Drugs, Sen......
* Dems, Trump Admin Find Common Ground: Help......
* Sunday Extra | War with Iran is a bad idea...

* Spencer Black: Republican Party is awash i......
* Jewish Voice for Peace, Evanston residents......
* Our View: Support legislation that would h......
* Donald Trump nominees delayed by more than......
* Trump claims Democrats 'obstruct' his nomi......

* Coming to Illinois: Allegations of Pot-Related Corruption Hit a California Town
* Illinois Prof says 'wealth redistribution' key to 'sexual fulfillment'
* Planned Parenthood organizes mob to protest Rep. Breen fundraiser
* Thorner: Andrzejewski brings Open Government Movement to City Club event
* Playing the Black Card
* Have any events to share with us?
* Vietnam/Gaza.
* Parents keep the kids home to protest gun violence? These school reformers should just keep their brilliant ideas to themselves for a while. Their record isn’t good.
* 6 Ultra-Sensory Chicago Picnic Spots
* Forsaking great story for politics: HUAC, blacklists and 'High Noon'


* Rend Lake Water Conservancy District Water Main Break
* Statement from Gov. Rauner
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May
* IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters
* Governor Rauner activates State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield

  
* Leading a successful digital transformation
* YubiKey: Protect your Facebook, Google, and other online accounts for as little as $18 with this hardware authentication key
* OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: exceeding expectations
* LG G7 ThinQ gets a $750 FRP and introductory BOGO deal at T-Mobile
* Amazon’s Alexa will be preloaded on Acer’s new laptops
* LG G7 ThinQ: Price, availability, and release date (Update: US price revealed)
* No service? No problem with the personal mobile networking goTenna — and save almost $25

* Most Essential White Sox Vote: Round 2
* Sox fan conquers 2,700 calories of ice cream
* White Sox Minor League Report: May 20, 2018
* Collins homers twice for 1st 3-hit game
* Yaz surprised Hawk during White Sox broadcast
* Abreu's routine leads to consistent results
* Lopez dominates Rangers for 1st win of 2018


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller