Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Calls for Burris Resignation Mount

Here is the article from Fox News:

Major newspapers, government watchdogs and Illinois lawmakers are all calling for Sen. Roland Burris to resign after he admitted he tried to raise money for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- the man who appointed him to the Senate despite being accused of seeking favors for the seat. 

Burris made the admission to reporters late Monday, after releasing an affidavit over the weekend saying he had more contact with Blagojevich advisers about the Senate seat than he had described under oath to the state House panel that recommended Blagojevich's impeachment. The Democrat said in the affidavit, but not before the panel, that the governor's brother asked him for fundraising help. 

But his story took another twist Monday when he admitted he tried to raise the money, to no avail. 

The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post are now calling for Burris, who replaced President Obama in the Senate, to step down. 

"This latest revelation makes a mockery of his professions of no quid pro quo. It is a violation of the public trust. The people of Illinois have suffered enough. Mr. Burris should resign," according to the Post.

(read the article)


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