Reporting with Natasha Korecki
Rod Blagojevich is testifying uncomfortably about a phone call where he delivers an 'f--- you' to Illinois voters, with whom he had a low approval rating.
"I f------ busted my a-- and pissed people off and gave your grandmother a free f------ ride on a bus. OK? I gave your f------ baby a chance to have health care," Blagojevich says in the November 2008 call, his anger building. "And what do I get for that? Only 13 percent of you all out there think I'm doing a good job. So f--- all of you."
On the stand today, facing his jury, Blagojevich again apologizes for his profanity and contends he was just expressing his love for the people of Illinois.
"Again, I apologize for the language. It really looks bad and sounds bad when you hear it and see it," Blagojevich testifies. "This is a classic case of unrequited love. This was me venting."