Blagojevich Impeachment Trial - Day 4

Senators voted 59-0 to remove Rod Blagojevich, who walked out of the silent chamber after delivering an impassioned plea for mercy.

Within hours they applauded his former running mate and lieutenant governor, Patrick Quinn, who was sworn in as the state's 41st governor vowing a new course for Illinois.

Blagojevich defended himself unsuccessfully before the Illinois Senate. The Senate voted 59 - 0 to oust him.

Too bad it cost IL taxpayers close to $500k to remove his name from the Illinois tollway signs...

The ordeal is over”

— Patrick J. Quinn