January 29th, 2009
06:00 PM ET
9 months ago

Blagojevich barred from public office in Illinois

(CNN) - Moments after removing him from office, the Illinois senate voted unanimously to prevent impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich from ever holding political office in the state again.


Filed under: Rod Blagojevich
soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. DENNIS JUNIOR

    it may not stand up in the courts....

    January 29, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  2. EC

    A WARNING TO ALL POLITICIANS, CLEAN UP YOUR ACT OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES.

    January 29, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  3. DENNIS JUNIOR

    At least, the State Senate have told (Former) Governor Blagojevich will not be able to work in the State Government of Illinois....

    January 29, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  4. chuck

    I SAID IT. NEVER TRUST A SERBIAN.

    January 29, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  5. BB

    How much will he get in pensions ???

    January 29, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  6. curtis in WI

    It's going to interesting to hear who gives him a job now or which state he moves to so he can get back into politics.

    January 29, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  7. Steve

    The courts have no say. Removal after impeachment cannot be appealed to the courts.

    January 29, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. bob

    How about Palin?

    January 29, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  9. SouthernNJmom

    Why is this not working?

    January 29, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  10. Shane

    IT IS ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!! WHAT TOOK SO LONG?

    January 29, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  11. TjayeInLA

    No severance package please. Just let him pack his pictures and his plants and go home.

    January 29, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  12. D-MI

    Dennis,

    Yer' a moron. It doesn't HAVE to stand up in court. He's out. End of story.

    January 29, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  13. SouthernNJmom

    ok....Well, he was proven guilty by those who accused him, he was never given the ability to prove himself innocent. How UnAmerican!!!
    we will take him in NJ, I can't stand Corzine.

    January 29, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  14. Jim

    One Obama buddy down.

    January 29, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  15. mb

    is there any appeal process for Rod?

    January 29, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  16. SouthernNJmom

    Guess, they will be real happy with this NEW Senate picked Governor. He will do exactly as the Gov. Officials want. I wouldn’t trust him… Let’s see what happens now.

    January 29, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  17. Gerda Edwards

    I guess he SHOULD have appointd himself as Obama's Senate replacement. So he's an idiot on top of being a crook.

    January 29, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  18. chuck

    BLAGO AND HIS WIFE SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN ANY JOB IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR OF ILLINOIS.

    January 29, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    The Illinois house voted 114 -1 to impeach Blago and the Senate 59-0. Was there a conspiracy in the legislature to impeach the guy?... With these numbers, I think not! Peace out Blago, don't get your hair in a ruffle

    January 29, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  20. Terry B.

    This scares me... What Blagojevich has been accused of is pretty slimy but lets be clear, they are accusations and nothing more. The Illinois State legislature got all of this like 5 minutes ago and now has become judge and jury in a snap. The idea that they ran him out of town is to me a clear violation of the constitution. What they did can now be seen by other states as..."we don't like the gov. so lets impeach him".... This is a Democracy not a dictatorship that runs kangaroo courts....

    January 29, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  21. HA HA!

    He'll be back...
    in Celebrity Boxing.

    January 29, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  22. SouthernNJmom

    Mud in your face, when he goes to Court and if no one lies under oath, and all his wittness's come in, and he's proven innocent!

    January 29, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  23. fearful for my country

    Good. It's about time. Now put this joker in jail.

    January 29, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  24. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    LOOKS LIKE BLAGO GOT MORE THAN WHAT HE BARGAINED FOR BY OUTSMARTING HIMSELF. HE'LL PROBABLY TAKE HIS HORSE AND BUGGY SHOW TO ANOTHER STATE, BETTER YET HOW ABOUT TAKING IT TO ANOTHER COUNTRY.

    January 29, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  25. mb

    So he's only barred from Illinois politcs.........he could still become president of the U.S.

    January 29, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
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