An Illinois Lawmaker introduced legislation Tuesday to take away former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's pension, following his conviction in a hush money case. Hastert receives a taxpayer-funded annual pension of $28,000. Hastert pled guilty to violating banking laws while seeking to pay $3.5 million to someone he sexually molested and was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Democratic state Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant introduced a bill that would revoke pensions for lawmakers who commit a felony against a student or other victim. Officials say they can't revoke Hastert's pension because his conviction was not related to his Statehouse career.