Senate President: Blagojevich asks to speak at impeachment trial
Governor Blagojevich may appear at his senate impeachment trial after all.
Senate President John Cullerton said Blagojevich wants to make a statement at the trial. Cullerton said Wednesday that the governor has asked to offer a closing statement at the trial on Thursday. Cullerton said Blagojevich is not asking to testify, which would involve answering questions from senators. Cullerton recommended that the Senate allow Blagojevich to speak, which the Senate's top Republican, Christine Radogno, supported.
Blagojevich has refused to take part in the trial so far. He has said its rules are unfair and he's done nothing wrong. Instead, he has appeared on numerous television news and talk shows proclaiming his innocence.