Friday, February 20, 2009
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn called on Roland Burris to resign his Senate seat today, only the latest and highest profile voice urging Burris to step down. Burris, who was appointed by impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill Barack Obama's Illinois Senate seat, admitted this week he misrepresented how many times he met with the disgraced Blagojevich administration about the appointment. Burris also faces allegations he offered to raise money for Blagojevich in exchange for the appointment.*...Burris denies any wrongdoing in his relationship with Blagojevich, saying that he was merely misheard. Investigators admit this miscommunication is plausible since, at the time Burris made the statement, he had a mouthful of Blagojevich's ass.
Following is a video from the Justice Department detailing the quid pro quo charges against Burris:
*...based on actual news