Illinois House Committee Votes 21-0 To Impeach Blago : It's All Politics A panel of the Illinois state Legislature has unanimously called for the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
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Illinois House Committee Votes 21-0 To Impeach Blago

The Illinois legislative committee investigating the conduct of Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has unanimously recommended his impeachment and conviction. The 21-member committee comprised 12 Democrats and nine Republicans. A vote in the full House is expected soon.

Blagojevich was arrested on Dec. 9 on an assortment of charges, including allegations that he tried to sell Barack Obama's now-vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. The governor has insisted he is not guilty of any wrongdoing.

More on this tomorrow, along with the continuing saga of the Roland Burris Senate nomination plus a new ScuttleButton puzzle!