Illinois Republican lawmakers are seeking the removal of state Auditor General Frank Mautino in light of the ongoing federal and state probes into his campaign spending.
Twenty GOP legislators filed a resolution Wednesday that would give Mautino, a Democrat, the boot.
State Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) led the Republicans in filing the resolution.
"Illinois deserves an auditor general free from any overhanging financial investigations, including a federal investigation for potential illegal campaign expenditures and a state investigation for the same," he told reporters.
"As the auditor general labors under the weight of state and federal investigations, which could continue for a long duration of time, the citizens of Illinois and the General Assembly must have complete, unreserved confidence that the Office of Auditor General is able to operate effectively and without the hint of scandal."
Mautino, of Spring Valley, served in the Illinois House from 1991 until last year, when he was tapped for the role of Illinois Auditor General to replace William Holland, who retired.
Mautino, whose spokesman declined to comment on the resolution, has faced calls for answers about his past use of campaign funds, including large payments his political committee made to a bank and a vehicle service station in Spring Valley.