Illinois senate has reached a unanimous conviction to remove governor Rod Blagojevich.
The next vote will decide whether he’s barred permanently from running for office.
Post updated as news break.
Update 5:55PM Blago now disqualified from holding any future office in Illinois. Apparently he’ll be speaking to the press tonight.
WaPo: Illinois Senate Votes to Oust Gov. Rod Blagojevich
With that vote, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn (D), a former running mate who hasn’t spoken with the increasingly isolated Blagojevich in 17 months, became Illinois’ 41st governor.
By a matching 59 to 0 vote, the Senate also voted to bar Blagojevich for life from holding Illinois political office.