The Illinois State Legislature has kicked out corrupt Governor Rod Blagojevich. Hooray!
The Illinois Senate unanimously voted to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office on Thursday after an FBI investigation revealed he tried to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.
Blagojevich will be immediately replaced by Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn, a fellow Democrat. No other Illinois governor has been impeached, let alone convicted in a Senate trial.
Each senator was given five minutes to speak before the 59-0 final vote on Blagojevich’s fate. Republican Sen. Dale Righter of Mattoon called him “a devious, cynical, crass and corrupt politician.”
Yay! I’m glad justice was served, even though his Senate appointee still gets to serve. Booooo for that.