Friday, February 20, 2009

VIDEO: Illinois Governor Quinn Calls On Roland Burris To Resign

It's over, Mr. Burris. Time to step down, Senator Failure.

"I would ask my good friend Sen. Roland Burris . . . to step aside and resign from his office," said Gov. Pat Quinn. "Let's put this behind us."

Politico reported:

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that Roland Burris should resign from the United States Senate and the vacancy should then be filled by a special election. Quinn joins a chorus of state legislators and two Democratic House members in calling on Burris to resign, saying his Jan. 8 answers before a state legislative committee defied the public's trust about the appointment.

"At this time, we have a senator who has a cloud over his head," Quinn said.

Burris has so far remained defiant, saying he's done nothing wrong and said he'd fully cooperate with state and federal probes about the circumstances of his appointment by ousted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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