Blagojevich Impeachment (2009)

Once his defender, Quinn berates Blagojevich

Once his defender, Quinn berates Blagojevich

Even as a corruption investigation swirled around then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich five years ago, Pat Quinn defended his two-time running mate as "a person who's honest and one of integrity."

On Wednesday, Gov. Quinn declared "justice was served" after a federal judge handed down a 14-year prison sentence to his predecessor.

"I think all of us who voted for him feel let down," said Quinn, who rose to governor after an impeached Blagojevich was removed in January 2009. "I was his running mate, and I think he let me down like he let down the people of Illinois. When you betray a trust, that's a serious crime, and I think the sentence magnifies how...