From Fox News and the AP:
Illinois House Impeaches Blagojevich
The unprecedented action sets the stage for a Senate trial on whether the governor should be thrown out of office for corruption and abuse of power.
Friday, January 09, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Driven by anger and politics, the Illinois House has voted to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The unprecedented action sets the stage for a Senate trial on whether he should be thrown out of office for corruption and abuse of power.
The governor seemed to acknowledge the inevitable when he issued a statement Thursday night that looked past the House vote and predicted a different outcome in the subsequent Senate trial. His statement criticized the hearings leading up to the House vote as unfair and biased.
A House committee has been studying the possibility of impeachment since shortly after the governor’s arrest on federal corruption charges. On Thursday, the 21-member panel unanimously recommended impeachment, saying Blagojevich has abused his power and mismanaged the state. Read the rest…
No Surprise really, it was kind of a forgone conclusion that he’d be impeached after his arrest on federal corruption charges. Gov. Blagojevich’s spokesman says he won’t resign so it looks like we’re headed for a trial in the Illinois Senate.