Congressman says Pat Brady should serve out term

Mar 26, 2013

  A Republican Congressman says he believes his party's chairman should be allowed to complete his term, after taking a controversial stance earlier this year.  High-level Republicans unsuccessfully tried to overthrow State Party Chairman Pat Brady after he announced his support for same-sex marriage. Congresssman Rodney Davis of Taylorville stands by Brady, saying he did a “good job” bringing the GOP together during the 2012 election season.  Instead of focusing on inner-party politics, Davis says Republicans should focus on solving the problems that plague Illinois.

 “We've got a disaster of epic proportions when it comes to the fiscal issues of this state. And unfortunately, what has happened is, we're sitting here talking about Pat Brady and the chairmanship of a party that many think is irrelevant in Illinois anyway.”

 Davis, who opposes same-sex marriage, says Brady is entitled to his own opinions.