Illinois Republican Party speaks out against potential Blagojevich pardon

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CHICAGO (WIFR) ----- The Illinois Republican Party speaks out against President Trump's potential pardoning of imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

President Trump says he's considering pardoning former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a prison sentence for federal corruption charges.(MGN)

In a statement released Friday, Chairperson Tim Schneider asked the president to not follow through on his idea to free Blagojevich seven years into his 14 year prison sentence for corruption.

Schneider also said state leaders should serve full sentences, especially in a state “where 'corrupt, machine-style politics' is still common."