Almost Certain Impeachment For Illinois Governor
Unanimously Vote For Impeachment
Gov. Rod Blagojevich faces almost certain impeachment by the Illinois House, a historic step that would trigger a trial to determine whether the Democratic governor should be tossed out of office.
A simple majority vote will be enough to impeach. With Blagojevich defenders almost impossible to find, the outcome appears set.
The governor seemed to acknowledge the inevitable when he issued a statement Thursday night that looked past the House vote and predicted a different outcome in the subsequent Senate trial. His statement criticized the hearings leading up to the House vote as unfair and biased.