Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam joins letter against Blagojevich commutation

Jun 11, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) joined his Illinois Republican colleagues in signing a letter to President urging him to deny former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s petition for commutation of his sentence. The letter can be found here. Upon release of the letter, Representative Roskam released the following statement:

“As public servants, we are rightfully held to a higher standard. In Illinois, many of our elected officials have failed to do so in the past, and few – like former Governor Rod Blagojevich – have been held accountable for their actions. Commuting the sentence of a corrupt politician, particularly from Illinois, sends a dangerous message that this type of behavior is acceptable. It is not acceptable. Today, my Illinois colleagues and I are urging the President not to set this harmful precedent and deny the former Governor’s petition for commutation.”