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Gingersnap
01-09-2009, 02:36 PM
House votes to impeach Blagojevich

Posted by Ray Long and Rick Pearson a 10:25 a.m.; last updated at 10:40 a.m
SPRINGFIELD---In a historic vote, the Illinois House has impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich, directing the Senate to put the state’s 40th chief executive on trial with the goal of removing him from office.

The vote by the House was 114-1 and marks the first time in the state's 190-year history that a governor has been impeached, despite Illinois' longstanding reputation for political corruption.

Rep. Milt Patterson (D-Chicago) was the lone vote against impeaching the governor. Patterson, from Chicago's Southwest Side, said after the roll call that he didn't feel it was his job to vote to impeach the governor. He declined comment on whether he approved of the job Blagojevich is doing.

A Blagojevich spokesman said the governor will not resign. A 2 p.m. news conference with the governor is scheduled for the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Trib ( http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2009/01/live-blog-of-il.html)

tacitus
01-09-2009, 03:12 PM
Poor Milt! I wonder what he thinks his job is in the House?

Politics at it's very worse is being played out in Chicago.

AmPat
01-09-2009, 03:32 PM
Watching this narcissistic moron bloviate now. What a huge embarrassment to the state of Illinois.:mad: I feel bad for you. We had a bad one in TN a few years ago by the name of Blanton. I feel your pain.