Kirk on Hastert: 'Troubling development'
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk called the indictment of former U.S. Speaker Dennis Hastert a "troubling development."
"Anyone who knows Denny is shocked and confused by the recent news," the Highland Park Republican said in statement. "The former speaker should be afforded, like any other American, his day in court to address these very serious accusations. This is a very troubling development that we must learn more about, but I am thinking of his family during this difficult time."
Kirk served in the House from the northern suburban 10th District for five terms, including under Hastert's speakership. He's serving his first term in the U.S. Senate.