For his part Mell regrets that noting:
With the benefit of hindsight, "I think that he would have probably stayed a state representative," Mell said of his son-in-law.
Why even go that far? In hindsight, he should’ve been kept out of politics altogether.Ouch indeed!
Needless to say I'm sure the history justifies that assessment. From Illinois House of Representatives to the US Congress to Illinois' Governor's mansion and now in federal prison for corruption. Could anyone have seen that coming?