James Forsyth

The Illinois Senate tries to end the embarrassment, convicts Blagojevich

The Illinois Senate tries to end the embarrassment, convicts Blagojevich
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Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois governor accused of trying to auction off Barack Obama’s old Senate seat, has been convicted in a unanimous vote of the Illinois Senate in his impeachment trial. Blagojevich has come up with a string of increasingly bizarre and amusing defences, for more see Alex’s post from last Friday, and his closing argument (video here) was no disappointment on this front.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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