Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he hasn't ruled out legal action if he's impeached.
In a New York City interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Blagojevich said he would respect "the law and the Constitution and the rules" if legislators vote him out of office. But he'll explore his legal options.
The Democrat says he knows he soon could be out of a job, but he says he didn't do anything wrong.
The Illinois Senate is expected to hear secretly made wiretaps on Tuesday. Blagojevich allegedly discusses how he could benefit from his power to appoint President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate successor.
Blagojevich has refused to attend the impeachment trial or mount a defense. Instead, he's been spending this week making the rounds of news and talk shows proclaiming his innocence.