Today the Illinois State Senate voted in a 59-0 vote to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich and swear in the Lt. Governor. After spending the last week on a media blitz to profess his innocence to America, the legacy of Mr. Blagojevich has finally come to an end. Perhaps one of the most memorable lines from the hearings on CSPAN was Illinois State Senator Meeks who ended his remarks with,
We’ve got this thing called impeachment and its bleepin’ golden!
Blagojevich went to the trial insisting that he had done no wrong doing, however the evidence was too strong against him for the state senate. Blagojevich said earlier, ““You haven’t proved a crime — and you can’t, because it hasn’t happened. How can you throw a governor out of office with incomplete or insufficient evidence?” President Obama offered his insight saying that he was working forward to working with Gov. Quinn and that this moment “ended a painful moment for Illinois”