Monday, January 12, 2009

Burris To Be Seated This Week Amidst New Controversy. Blago Wins!

Fox News reported earlier today that the US Senate will, in fact, seat Roland Burris.

Burris said at a press conference Monday afternoon that he was "humbled and honored" to be on his way to the Senate floor.

"I'm thankful for the opportunity to serve," Burris said.

The decision, if carried out later this week, effectively draws to a close the contentious court filings and political stand-offs that had characterized his appointment.

"The secretary of the Senate has determined that the new credentials presented today on behalf of Mr. Burris now satisfy Senate Rules and validate his appointment to the vacant Illinois Senate seat," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement with his No. 2, Illinois senior Sen. Dick Durbin.

"Accordingly, barring objections from Senate Republicans, we expect Senator-designee Burris to be sworn in and formally seated later this week. We are working with him and the office of the vice president to determine the date and time of the swearing-in," they said.

Newsmax is reporting this juicy, yet unknown controversy about the man who will secede the Obama.

A leading Republican on the Illinois House panel that voted to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he was “cut off” repeatedly by Democrats as he tried to get a full explanation from former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris about a mysterious $1.2 million campaign loan from 2002 that Burris says “is still on the books” and was never paid back.

GOP state Rep. Jim Durkin says the $1.2 million is the single largest campaign contribution in Illinois political history. He tells Newsmax Democrats would not allow him to elicit a detailed explanation from Burris about the unusual debt.

“They were quick to object to my questions,” Durkin says of the Democrats on the panel. “It was quite apparent they were told what to say by party leaders. I’m sure it came from Washington: Let’s make sure [Burris] doesn’t have a difficult time before the committee.”

Ummm....Ladies and Gentlemen.....Chicago politics has taken center stage in America...Barack who?!

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1 comment:

  1. Another great job by Harry Reid as well. Seriously if the Republicans were smart, they'd let Reid run unopposed for re-election in 2010. It would help the Republican cause more to keep Reid as Majority Leader than picking up a seat.