Breaking News: Illinois Governor Blagojevich Impeached
The Illinois Senate has voted to impeach Embattled Governor Rod Blagojevich. He's the 8th Governor is U.S. History to be impeached.
The state senate voted unanimously to impeach him during a trial Thursday.
The vote in the Illinois Senate to convict him of abuse of power was 59-0. Lawmakers immediately began voting on whether to bar Blagojevich from ever holding public office in Illinois.
Democratic Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn automatically becomes the new governor.
Earlier in the day, Blagojevich came to the Senate to make a last-minute plea to save his job, warning lawmakers that they were about to set a “dangerous'' and “chilling'' precedent.