Thursday, January 8, 2009

Illinois Panel Recommends Impeachment of Blago

From Fox News:

The Illinois House committee investigating Gov. Rod Blagojevich released a draft report Thursday saying the panel believes the Democratic governor has abused his power and recommending the full chamber vote on impeachment.

"The citizens of this state must have confidence that their governor will faithfully serve the people and put their interests before his own," the report reads. "It is with profound regret that the committee finds that our current governor has not done so."

The panel could vote to accept the report when it resumes work Thursday afternoon, which would set up a full House impeachment vote on Friday. If the House votes to impeach, the matter would go to the state Senate for a trial. No Illinois governor has ever been impeached.

The draft does not include a formal article of impeachment laying out the charges against Blagojevich, which could be written separately. But it says there is cause to believe Blagojevich engaged in pay-to-play politics.

"The committee has heard a great deal of evidence relating to various instances where the governor's inappropriate actions constitute abuse of power," the report reads.

Blagojevich's office had no immediate comment.

Say it say Blago! We don't want our favorite corrupt Liberal Governor to leave us!

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