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Blagojevich asks to make closing argument at impeachment trial he's boycotted

Published 01/29/2009, Associated Press

The request by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to speak shocked the Illinois Senate when it was announced Wednesday. Until now, Blagojevich has boycotted the proceedings, calling them biased and unconstitutional. Lawmakers don't know what to expect: Defiance? Anger? A resignation announcement?

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