Illinois Senate Votes Blago Out Of Office
Now that he’s gone, Lt. Governor Pat Quinn becomes the new governor of Illinois. The state Senate voted 59-0, with officials using words like “corrupt” , “hypocrite”, “devious”, “dishonest”, “corrupt”, and “a stain on the state”. Impeachment prosecutor David Ellis said, “He has a Constitutional right not to thrown in jail without a fair trial. But he does not have a Constitutional right to be governor. That is not a right; it’s a privilege and he forfeited that right. He has abused the power of his office.” Oh? Ever hear of elections?
Speaking to the Illinois Senate before being tossed out, Blagojevich said, “I have done nothing wrong,” and bemoaned the rules that denied him the right to present witnesses to properly state his case. He also pleaded, “How can you throw a governor out of office, when you haven’t been able to show or prove any criminal activity?…Let me show you that I’m innocent and I didn’t do anything wrong.”
A second vote by the senate prevents Blagojevich from ever holding office again in the state of Illinois.Click here for reuse options!
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