Blagojevich slams Ill. lawmakers on radio

July 19, 2009 (CHICAGO) Blagojevich spent a couple of hours moderating a call-in show on WLS Radio. He said self-righteous and hypocritical politicians unlawfully removed him from office. He also called the governor and the leaders of the House and the Senate an "unholy Trinity," and he was especially critical of Governor Quinn.

"I was hijacked from office. My successor who broke his promise to the people and proposed a 50 percent income tax increase just brought us 45,000 video poker machines," said Blagojevich. "In less than six months, Pat Quinn has really stuck it to the average working person."

"I watch what some of these phony politicians are doing to you, politicians who never were elected by you," Blagojevich also said. "Our governor Pat Quinn never got a single vote to be governor. Mike Madigan, the speaker of the House, never got a single vote statewide from the people to make the decisions he's making, and our new Senate President, John Cullerton, never received the votes of the people across Illinois."

Blagojevich challenged Quinn to a debate and he said a change in his defense team would be announced in the coming week.

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