Blagojevich to Fill Obama’s Senate Seat With Roland Burris

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is expected to name former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to President-elect Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.

From MSNBC:

The governor has scheduled a 3 p.m. ET news conference Tuesday, but his spokesman Lucio Guerrero declined to tell the Associated Press what the governor plans to discuss.

Blagojevich has been under pressure to step aside or resign since his arrest earlier this month on federal corruption charges. He’s accused of trying to sell Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has warned Blagojevich that Senate Democrats will not seat anyone the governor appoints. Lawmakers in Springfield are considering whether to proceed with plans to impeach him.

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One Comment on “Blagojevich to Fill Obama’s Senate Seat With Roland Burris”

  1. 4wrdthnkndad Says:

    Harry Reid has put himself in a bind. While Burris might not be the second coming of Obama, he has served admirably. Additionally, as an African American, with a proven political track record, it will be hard to dismiss him. And if they do, then Dems will have to answer to angry African AMerican voters. Point…Blagojevich


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