02/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Quinn: Blagojevich 'Missing The Point Of Impeachment' (VIDEO)

Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn called on Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign Friday in a news conference shortly after the governor railed against the Illinois House's vote to impeach him:

"He should examine his conscience and go forward by resigning," Quinn said.

If he doesn't resign, Quinn said the Illinois Senate should do its job.

"I think the governor is missing the point of the impeachment, and I think it's important for the people of Illinois to keep on course," Quinn said. "The people will prevail. There's no one person who's bigger than the people of Illinois."

Watch Quinn's remarks, which include a recitation of America The Beautiful, his rebuttal to the governor's quoting of Tennyson's Ulysses moments earlier: