Blagojevich could face impeachment next week

Posted by Carrie Williams- email

(AP)- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could be impeached as early as next week.

The Illinois House announced Friday that it would convene Wednesday and stand ready to vote on any recommendation from a special committee that's been studying a possible impeachment.

Meanwhile, Blagojevich's pick to fill Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat is fighting hard to be sworn in next week.

Roland Burris said Friday he is the state's rightful Junior Senator and he might sue if the Senate refuses to seat him.

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