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Illinois State Legislators Call for Burris Resignation

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, May 28, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Two Illinois state lawmakers are calling for swift resignation by U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, whose fighting allegations he worked with former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother on a favor for the governor in exchange for an appointment to the Senate seat.

    State Rep. Jim Durkin -- the ranking Republican on the impeachment panel who questioned Burris during his Jan. 8 testimony -- and Democratic Rep. Jack Franks claim Burris committed perjury and should be removed from office.

    Durkin and Franks have for months pushed for two resolutions to go before the state House Rules Committee -- one reprimanding Burris for inconsistencies in his testimony and the other calling for his resignation. Their demands were given new fuel this week when a judge ordered the release of secretly recorded conversations between Burris and Robert Blagojevich. Both brothers are facing charges relating to pay-to-play schemes.

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  2. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2004
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    Frankly I believe Burris has more integrity than Turbin Durbin who, on the Senate floor, called American Soldiers "jack booted thugs" a reference to Nazi Storm Troopers.