Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich Sues Illinois For Right to Run for Office Again

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Formerly convicted ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich is suing Illinois for the right to be able to run for elected office again. The former Illinois governor served eight of his fourteen-year sentence which was then commuted by former President Trump.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“I’m back from the dead. And it’s good to be alive again,” he told reporters on Monday outside a Chicago federal courthouse. “It’s about the people’s right to choose their own leaders.”

The 64-year-old Democrat said a desire to run for public office is not a certainty for him even though the lawsuit, if he wins in court, would permit him to do so.

The Illinois House voted 114-1 to impeach him, and the state Senate unanimously voted to remove him. The upper chamber also passed a resolution to prevent him from running for state and local office in Illinois moving forward.

Blagojevich accused the lawmakers of casting that vote unconstitutionally as he claims he was not allowed to call and question witnesses and alleged he was barred from his right to present potentially exculpatory evidence.

Blagojevich was arrested in 2008 for campaign finance violations after seeking political contributions for the then-vacated Senate seat held by former President Barack Obama.



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cris
cris
1 month ago

hope he wins !!!

typicalwhiteguy
typicalwhiteguy
1 month ago

Maybe he can kick PRICKster out then clean up Chicago. That would be good for the people of Illinois.

WARNING!!
WARNING!!
1 month ago

We don’t need another crook to run Illinois!

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

PRICKster! That one is priceless and so apropos! Tee hee hee hee…

Alan
Alan
1 month ago

Chicago is Chicago.

Colline
Colline
1 month ago

Oh, but the President we have now has been making money for years for himself and family but NO investigations on him. Our justice system is a real joke!

paw paw
paw paw
1 month ago
Reply to  Colline

Whole Democratic Party is nothing but a joke!

Mac
Mac
1 month ago
Reply to  Colline

They are all on the cuff

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  Colline

A joke? It is flat out corrupt along with most all of DC.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Ungrateful creep. Throw his sorry butt back inside.

Mac
Mac
1 month ago

They already had thee worst human being running the show into the ground why would they want another one.

Donna
Donna
1 month ago

Fantastic, I pray that he Wins, and I hope he runs as a Republican, not as a Democrat, or Rino. He was badly wronged.

Dee S
1 month ago

You know its about time that Democrats who are normal start attacking the marxist left!

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