An Illinois House committee has unanimously approved spending $100 million to establish the Obama Presidential Library and Museum in Chicago after President Obama’s term is up. But that 9-to-nothing vote is causing controversy.
Illinois Public Radio reports only five members were in attendance at the hearing Thursday. Lawmakers used a procedural move that declared the attendance roll call from Wednesday’s committee hearing would serve as the vote for Thursday’s consideration of the library funding.
A Republican lawmaker who is now listed as a “yes” vote for the Obama library and museum… even though he wasn’t present… says he thinks the move was illegal.