Former Illinois Governor: ‘My Fellow Democrats’ Are ‘Destroying the Rule of Law’

Illinois’ former Governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, has slammed his own party for “destroying the rule of law” by weaponizing the justice system against political opponents.

Blagojevich lambasted members of his own party on Thursday in response to the “guilty” verdict reached by the jury in President Donald Trump’s so-called “hush money” trial.

He accused his “fellow Democrats” of “coordinated prosecutions” against Trump.

In response to the guilty verdict, Blagojevich urged Democrats to vote for Trump in the November election.

During an appearance on Fox News show “Jesse Watters Primetime,” Blagojevich said:

“My heart is broken for our country because this is serious business, and these Democrats — my fellow Democrats who run the show now — are coordinating these prosecutions against Trump from the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C., with assistance from the White House and Biden.”

The former Illinois governor, who served from 2003 to 2009, cited his own run-ins with what he criticized as a politicized justice system.

Blagojevich was previously accused of attempting to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat after he was elected president in 2008.

Convicted on corruption charges and impeached, he began serving his 14-year prison sentence in 2012.

However, Trump commuted his sentence during his presidency in 2020.

Blagojevich said he sees what Democrats are doing to Trump and understands what the 45th president is experiencing.

“It’s so obvious to me because I lived it myself,” he said.

Like Trump who pleaded not guilty to all 34 charges, Blagojevich maintains he did nothing wrong.

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“I see this as déjà vu all over again,” he said of Trump’s conviction.

“I didn’t break a single law, cross a line, or take a penny.

“They failed to convict me at a first trial, tried me a second time, used unlawful jury instructions to criminalize things that were legal, and they learned from that, now they are doing it at the major-league level.”

“It’s a very sad day for America on many levels,” he continued.

“On a personal level, I’m grateful to President Trump for commuting my sentence.

“My heart sinks when I think about what he has to go through and his family has to go through.”

Trump was found guilty by a jury in New York City on all 34 felony charges of falsifying business records, as Slay News reported.

In his history-making case, Trump became the first former or current president to be tried and convicted in court.

“In my case, these were Bush-appointed Republicans who did it to me, and now the Democrats are doing it to Trump,” Blagojevich said.

“But what they’re doing is, they are destroying the rule of law, our Constitution, which will eventually lead to the loss of our freedom.

“Nothing is sacred with these people.

“It’s politics at all costs and forget about the law and forget about injustice and forget about destroying somebody through prosecution, persecution and the politics of personal destruction.”

Turning toward the upcoming presidential election, Blagojevich called on members of his party to vote for Trump.

He warns that the country is headed down a dangerous trajectory with its current leadership.

“The stakes are high,” he said.

“I’m urging my fellow Democrats to fight for our country, vote for Trump… so we save our democracy.

“If Trump doesn’t win, we’re going to become Russia and the Soviet Union and a banana republic.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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