Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich's office has blasted the impeachment proceedings as "flawed" and "biased."
The Democratic governor's office calls Thursday's unanimous House impeachment panel vote "not a surprise." It also predicts he'll be impeached by the full House, saying the outcome will be different "when the case moves to the Senate."
The House could vote on the panel's recommendation Friday and then send it to the Senate, where a trial would be held to decide if Blagojevich will be removed from office.
Blagojevich was arrested last month on federal corruption charges that included trying to sell off President-elect Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Blagojevich's office says the governor has been denied due process during the impeachment proceedings.
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