IL Senate Votes Unanimously to Remove Blagojevich from Office
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm
It’s official: Rod Blagojevich is governor of Illinois no more.
The Illinois state senators just went down the line in a roll-call vote, and one after another, they all said “yes” to the motion to give Blagojevich the boot. Inevitability became reality as the 40-vote threshold for removal was passed at 4:42 pm CST.
Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn will soon be sworn in as governor.
UPDATE: Now they’re voting on a motion to disqualify Blago from future public office. So far it’s unanimous in favor.
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