Because of the Rezko trial, Governor Rod Blagojevich’s ties to Rezko and other criminals and corruption in Chicago and Illinois, the Illinois Senate attempted to provide voters with a recall option. The legislation was narrowly defeated. Here are excerpts fromthe Chicago Tribune:
“Recall failure leaves rancor
Constitutional amendment’s friends, foes decry Blagojevich in Senate debate”
“SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Senate on Thursday narrowly defeated a measure aimed at giving voters a chance to recall Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but lawmakers on both sides of the issue blasted the embattled governor during a debate that raised statehouse tensions to a new level.”
“But lawmakers who pushed the measure said Blagojevich was the primary reason the state constitution needs a recall provision.
“State government is hemorrhaging with scandal and corruption,” said Sen. Dan Cronin (R-Elmhurst), the sponsor.”
“The notion of a recall gained momentum because of what critics call Blagojevich’s erratic performance in office, but the measure picked up steam amid a continuing stream of pay-to-play allegations against the administration and the federal corruption trial of Blagojevich fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko.”
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Obama’s ties to corruption, criminals, drug users and the gay community runs deep. Keep following the Tony Rezko trial and keep returning to this blog for more developments.