Rod Blagojevich: Pelosi Would Have Impeached Lincoln

Fox News reports:

Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, himself impeached and now serving a 14-year term in federal prison for corruption, said in a new op-ed that today’s House Democrats would have impeached Abraham Lincoln.

Blagojevich, a Democrat who drew the attention of federal prosecutors when he was caught on tape allegedly attempting to ‘sell’ former President Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat, said in a new column that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would have President Lincoln impeached as swiftly as she has President Trump.

The 62-year-old former governor said Pelosi would likely charge that Lincoln had committed “Confederate Collusion” when he offered Virginia native Gen. Robert E. Lee command of the U.S. Army.

The op-ed was published on the right wing site Newsmax. Trump has said he’d consider pardoning Blagojevich and today’s column is rather obviously an attempt to again get Trump’s attention. Blagojevich competed in the 2010 season of Celebrity Apprentice.