Milton Patterson: The Lone Vote Against Blagojevich Impeachment
The lone holdout in the Illinois House of Representatives' 114-1 vote to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich was Rep. Milton Patterson, a Chicago Democrat from the Southwest Side whose office is on West 63rd Street.
After the vote, he said he didn't feel it was his job to vote to impeach the governor. Asked whether he thought Blagojevich has been a good governor, he said, "I have no comment on that." Asked his vote should be taken as a defense of the governor, he said, "I'm not defending anybody."