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The Governor Must Resign Immediately December 9, 2008

Posted by deepblueillinois in Uncategorized.
The charges outlined today by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald are numbing and disheartening for all Illinois taxpayers.
I wholeheartedly agree with Attorney General Lisa Madigan that the Governor should step down immediately.
Given the severe nature of the government’s charges, Senate President Jones and Speaker Madigan should reconvene the General Assembly as soon as possible to change Illinois law so that there will be a special election to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President-elect Obama.
In addition, I will be closely monitoring the actions in the coming days of the Illinois House regarding possible impeachment proceedings against the Governor, as under the Illinois Constitution I would be a potential sworn juror in an impeachment trial along with my other colleagues in the Illinois Senate. This is a responsibility that I take most seriously, and would not wish to possibly impair with any public comments about impeachment.


1. Jeremy Kohn - December 9, 2008

I must say, I am not surprised that Gov. Blagojevich was indicted on various corruption charges. However, I’m almost surprised to find out that he dared to try and sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat. Almost.

I have just one request, for you and your colleagues in the state Senate: Please impeach our governor and throw him out of office. Quickly.

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