Blago Says He's Innocent– Wants Rahmbo Fired (Video) …Update: Ousted! Blago Impeached
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich called on Barack Obama to fire Rahmbo today.
Blago is trying to survive his impeachment hearings in the Illinois Senate today.
The Illinois democrat also insisted that he did nothing wrong (despite the tapes):
In a last-ditch effort to save his job, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told senators at his impeachment trial that he’s done nothing wrong and the evidence doesn’t support kicking him out of office. (AP)
It’s great entertainment.
Ben Smith reported:
This blog can’t really capture the long-form style of Blagojevich’s swan song, but he’s going down swinging, with a call to fire Rahm Emanuel for being as guilty as he — according to a theory under which he is being impeached for fighting for citizens right to cheap prescription drugs.
Blago said lawmakers should “demand that President Obama fire Rahm Emanuel” because he favored the program. Blagojevich suggested Senators McCain and Ted Kennedy be “indicted as co-conspirators.”
“I followed every law and never, ever intended to violate any law,” Blagojevich said. “I’m here to give every possible explanation to every one of these allegations. Who knows, maybe you’ll reconsider and allow me to call those witnesses.”
Legal Insurrection has a first take on Blago’s closing argument.
UPDATE: The Illinois Senate just voted to impeach Governor Blagojevich.