Panel Votes to Impeach Blago
President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s old buddy, old pal, old friend Rod “The Senate Seat Salesman” Blagojevich is on track to make history in Illinois, only his story will be a black eye to the state that spawned “Honest Abe” Lincoln. A committee today voted unanimously to recommend impeachment of the Democratic governor and if the full House agrees, Blago will be the first governor in the history of Illinois to earn that badge of (dis)honor.
Panel recommends impeaching Blagojevich
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — An Illinois legislative committee Thursday unanimously recommended impeaching embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich amid corruption allegations.
Blagojevich was arrested last month after federal prosecutors alleged, among other things, that he tried to sell the Senate seat President-elect Barack Obama vacated.
The issue will now be taken up by the full Illinois state House of Representatives.
“Today is the day that we begin to give back democracy to the people of the state of Illinois,” Democratic Rep. Jack Franks said as he cast his “aye” vote.
Blagojevich “has been AWOL and derelict of his duties. He has abused his powers, and he has brought shame to this great state,” Franks said.
“I believe that Rod Blagojevich is a liar, and I believe he is a thief,” Franks said. “He has stolen the trust of the people.”
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