Republicans To Trump: Leave Blagojevich In Prison

The Hill reports:

House Republicans in the Illinois delegation are calling for President Trump to not commute the prison sentence of former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving 14 years on federal corruption charges.

The push comes in the wake of Trump telling reporters Wednesday he was “very strongly” considering commuting the sentence of the former Celebrity Apprentice contestant — who was removed from office in 2009 and convicted of multiple charges, including attempting to sell former President Obama’s Senate seat — saying he believes Blagojevich “was treated unbelievably unfairly.”

In a statement released Thursday, GOP Reps. Darin LaHood, John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger [photo], Rodney Davis, and Mike Bost argued commuting the former governor could further the pattern of corruption among high-ranking politicians in the state.