CHICAGO
02/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Rep. Mark Kirk: Blagojevich Has 'Severe' Psychological Problems, Calls For Impeachment

CHICAGO - Congressman Mark Kirk says embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's career is coming to an end.

The Republican says lawmakers should impeach Blagojevich so Illinois can move on. That includes allowing Lt. Gov Pat Quinn to appoint a replacement for President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat.

Blagojevich faces corruption charges that accuse him of trying to sell Obama's seat for money or favors. He's denied wrongdoing. Last week, he appointed former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris as Obama's replacement.

During an interview on WLS Radio's "The Don and Roma Morning Show" on Monday, Kirk said the entire state is at a "standstill" because of the corruption allegations. He claims Blagojevich has "severe" psychological problems.

Kirk is a Naval Reserve commander who recently returned from Afghanistan where he says troops have high morale.