Sunday, February 15, 2009


Burris confirms request for Blagojevich donation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Raising fresh questions about his appointment to Congress, Sen. Roland Burris admitted in a document released Saturday that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother asked him for campaign fundraising help before the governor named Burris as Illinois' junior senator.

The disclosure reflects a major omission from Burris' testimony in January when an Illinois House impeachment committee specifically asked if he had ever spoken to Robert Blagojevich or other aides to the now-deposed governor about the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama.

State Rep. Jim Durkin, the impeachment committee's ranking Republican, told The Associated Press that he and House Republican Leader Tom Cross will ask Sunday for an outside investigation into whether Burris perjured himself.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada also said he was reviewing the disclosure, the latest twist for Senate Democrats in Washington who only consented to seat Burris on the condition that there were no "pay to play" promises exchanged in the appointment.


I don't know how things work in Illinois, but I call that lying. I shouldn't be surprised, but I'll admit that I was.

What other surprises are going to come out of this debacle?


  1. There have already been 3-4 of Obama's appointees who have had to withdraw for "questionable practices" and now this...and it's been less than a month since the inauguration! But I guess we don't need to worry too much since Harry Reid is on top of it! :-P Mom

  2. Unless and until the msm becomes disillusioned with the one, nothing will happen.