Blagojevich: ‘Have Faith in Me’
Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagovich is right back at work today, stonewalling like a true politician and asking the people of Illinois to “have faith” in him: Illinois gov. returns to work a day after arrest.
CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagovich returned to work on Wednesday, a day after he was arrested and accused of scheming to enrich himself by selling President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat.
Blagojevich (bluh-GOY’-uh-vich) is out on bond and has denied any wrongdoing.
The governor left his home on Chicago’s North Side early Wednesday and waved to the media before quickly getting into a dark SUV without talking to the reporters. A short time later, Blagojevich’s SUV arrived at his office.
“He is still the sitting governor of Illinois today, now, and that is not something we have any say in or control of,” U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in unveiling corruption charges on Tuesday against the 52-year-old governor.
The governor’s attorney, Sheldon Sorosky, said Tuesday he didn’t know of any immediate plans for the governor to resign. Blagojevich believes he didn’t do anything wrong and asks Illinois residents to have faith in him, Sorosky said.