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January 27, 2009

Geraldo clashes with Congressional candidate

One of the leading Democrats vying to succeed Rahm in Congress clashed yesterday with excitable Fox News’ anchor Geraldo Rivera in an interview about Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment trial.

Illinois state Rep. John Fritchey has been running for Congress as a leading voice calling for Blagojevich’s impeachment on the campaign trail – but encountered some resistance while on FOX yesterday.

Rivera, defending Blagojevich, accused Fritchey of “taking money from the pharmaceutical lobby" as his motivation for working to impeach the governor.

“Is it not a fact that you have taken money from lobbyists from the pharmaceutical industry, and is it not a fact, sir, that that is the basis for this impeachment? This is politics, and that stinks!”

Responded Fritchey: “You know, actually, what stinks is your reluctance to listen to the facts.”

Rivera has lately been one of the leading Blagojevich defenders in the media, and accused the Illinois state Senate impeachment trial of being a kangaroo court.