Rep. Hays Urges House Democrats to Stand Up to Speaker Mike Madigan

In a passionate speech on the floor of the House on Friday, State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catilin) told members of the House Democrat Caucus that the time has come for them to stand up to their leader, House Speaker Mike Madigan, and continue working with Republicans in a bipartisan manner toward a compromise budget. "Sometimes its OK to speak truth to power in your own party," said Hays. "Sometimes its OK when groups from your side of the aisle say Mr. Speaker, it's time to cut the deal.'"

To watch Rep. Hays' plea to the Democrats, click here.