"We had an opportunity today and yesterday to remove a little of the political scum away from the next senator of Illinois. Unfortunately, the people in control - and I will not call them leaders because leaders move states forward - today they have set Illinois back again," said State Sen. Bill Brady(R), Bloomington.
Lawmakers had indicated they wanted to move quickly to strip Gov. Blagojevich of the power to appoint a replacement for Obama. Instead Democrats have been focused on the possible impeachment of Blagojevich.