Sunday, February 15, 2009

Illinois House Calls on Burris To Resign, Press Laughs At His Explanation

The news broke yesterday that Sen. Roland Burris, who was appointed by impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, may have committed perjury in testimony before the Illinois House of Representatives.

This just gets stranger each day. Scroll down for Time's Soap Opera details.

The Associated Press reports:

An Illinois Republican leader says the state's freshman U.S. senator should resign over contradictory statements regarding Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment.

State Rep. Jim Durkin told reporters Sunday that Democrat Roland Burris should resign over an affidavit contradicting statements he made earlier to a House committee.

Durkin also wants Burris investigated for possible perjury.
Gov. Pat Quinn also says Burris owes a full explanation. Burris plans a news conference later Sunday.

Time ponders whether Burris is a Liar or a Fool as it gives the full history of the Blago/Burris Soap Opera.

The other possibility, that Burris intentionally misled lawmakers or lied under
oath, is not one that can be determined from the known facts. But state
lawmakers are calling for a criminal investigation, so hopefully this information comes out eventually. In the meantime, Burris's reputation for candor has suffered a serious blow. His statements will, for the foreseeable future, be read with some suspicion, since we now know that what he leaves unsaid, even when under oath, is sometimes far more important that what he chooses to say.

Michelle Malkin has more, including how the press literally laughed at Burris for trying to explain his way out of this one!

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