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Illinois GOP leader calls on Sen. Burris to resign

February 16, 2009

“I can’t believe anything that comes out of Mr. Burris at this point,” state Rep. Jim Durkin said. “I think it would be in the best interest of the state if he resigned because I don’t think the state can stand this anymore.”

Happy Presidents’ Day.  Ohio is called the “Mother of Presidents.” Eight Ohioans have become President of the United States.

But Illinois is the current areas of interest.  Abraham Lincoln is from Illinois as is Barack Obama.

Illinois, today, is the wellspring of sewage politics….

Rod Blagojevich casts his shadow upon all other politics and politicians in Illinois….and from Illinois….

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One month after Roland Burris was sworn in to the U.S. Senate to represent Illinois and fill Barack Obama’s vacant seat, he’s hearing calls for his resignation.

“I can’t believe anything that comes out of Mr. Burris at this point,” state Rep. Jim Durkin said. “I think it would be in the best interest of the state if he resigned because I don’t think the state can stand this anymore.”

By RUPA SHENOY, Associated Press Writer

Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill. speaks during a press conference ... 
Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill. speaks during a press conference in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009. Burris fielded questions about a major omission from the testimony he made in January to a state House committee investigating former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment.(AP Photo/David Banks)

Durkin and House Republican Leader Tom Cross want an investigation of Burris for possible perjury.

Their statements come after Burris over the weekend released a Feb. 5 affidavit that he filed with the Illinois House committee investigating the impeachment of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The affidavit contradicts statements he made last month in front of the committee, before being sworn in Jan. 15.

The discrepancy could mean he perjured himself.

Read the rest:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090216/ap_o
n_re_us/burris_blagojevich_donation_20

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/15/s
en-roland-burris-in-hot-water-gop-deman
ds-resignation-perjury-probe/