Thursday, January 8, 2009

Panel says: Impeach guv.

The Illinois House should impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich for abusing his power, mismanaging Illinois government and committing possible criminal acts, a special committee concluded Thursday.

The House could vote Friday, making Blagojevich the first governor impeached in the long, sordid history of Illinois politics. Impeachment in the House would trigger a Senate trial to decide whether the second-term Democrat should be removed from office.

The 21-member committee voted unanimously to recommend impeachment. Many called it "a sad day" for Illinois, but Rep. Bill Black disagreed.

"I think this is a good, glad, happy day for Illinois because it points out that nobody is above the law," the Danville Republican said. "There have been egregious abuses if half of what we read is true."
It appears that this state's nightmare is getting close to the end. I missed the vote, but I saw Burris get grilled by the Special Investigative Committee. I was wondering about the droning questions from the Republican spokesman committee member Rep. Durkin. One thing was for certain the concern was regarding Burris' appointment to the US Senate and his dealings with the Governor prior or after the Dec. 9th arrest.

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