Illinois House votes 114-1 to Impeach Blagojevich

After a unanimous vote by a special impeachment panel yesterday, the full Illinois state House of Representative voted 114-1 to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D). The impeachment trial will be held by the state Senate.


As MSNBC pointed out, "You don't have to be guilty of committing a crime to be impeached. You just accused to be guilty of abusing your power or unable or unfit to serve."

Update: The Chicago Tribune political blog notes that Blagojevich was jogging at the time of the impeachment vote: "A Tribune photographer took pictures of Blagojevich going jogging in his Ravenswood Manor neighborhood at about 10 a.m."


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