Senator Roland W. Blago-Burris

Senator Roland W. Blago-Burris

Roland W. Burris, former Illinois Comptroller (1979-1991) and Attorney General (1991-1995), allowed impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to appoint him to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack H. Obama.  The Illinois Senate found Mr. Blagojevich guilty and removed him from office soon after, and he is awaiting trial in Federal court.

It now appears that Mr. Burris, despite his sworn testimony,  acted as a fundraiser for Mr. Blagojevich and had extensive dealings with the Governor’s office regarding the Senate appointment.

What was Mr. Burris thinking?

America is thinking “Resign.” So is Illinois.


Hat tip: Chicago Sun-Times (everyone else has forgotten where this story came from).

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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