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Impeached governor presides over Illinois Senate

Impeached governor presides over Illinois Senate

Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has begun presiding over the swearing in of a new state Senate that will decide in a matter of weeks whether to throw him out of office.
The Illinois Constitution requires the governor to convene incoming senators and preside until their members elect a leader.
The opening of a new legislative session is normally an upbeat occasion, but Wednesday's environment was tense.
Blagojevich was impeached last week, more than a month after his arrest on federal charges he tried to sell official government action for campaign contributions or a plush job.


Updated : 2021-06-24 11:08 GMT+08:00