He appeared before reporters after the body voted 114 to 1 to have him stand trial in the state Senate, which could remove him from office.
Furious lawmakers say he's turned state government into a "freak show." Not a single 1 of them spoke in his defense. But Blagojevich is portraying himself as a victim. He says he's committed no crime and will "fight every step of the way."
He ended the news conference by reciting a few lines from the poem "Ulysses" by Lord Alfred Tennyson, ending with: "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
The impeachment came one month to the day after Blagovich was arrested on federal charges that include trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.
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