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Senate Republican leader: Schmidt tapes ‘troubling’

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Embattled state Sen. Suzi Schmidt now faces political pressure from Senate Republican leadership over allegations that she attempted to clout police into ignoring her husband’s call for help during a marital dispute last Christmas.

Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno issued a statement today that acknowledged Schmidt’s highly personal matter but also left little doubt that more is expected from a public official.

“Sen. Suzi Schmidt is a colleague coping with a personal crisis,” said Radogno, of Lemont. “However, these revelations are extremely troubling. As public officials, we are held to a higher standard. We cannot and will not tolerate abuse of the public trust.”

Read more at  chicagotribune.com.

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