Sen. Roland Burris and Governor Blagojevich (Photo from ABC)
From The Right Wing Nut House:
My friend Tom Elia at the New Editor raised this question in an email and it bears looking into.
The fact is, if this mess with Burris had been made public back on February 5 when the Illinois senator submitted his “corrected” affadavit to the Democratic Majority Leader, there is a pretty good chance that the Illinois senator would not have been able to vote on the stimulus bill in the senate on the 13th.
Why? Because pressure would have been building – as it is now – for the “lying little sneak” to resign his seat. It seems surreal but Roland Burris has now changed his story about contacts with Governor Blagojevich’s henchmen about the senate seat at least 4 times – twice yesterday alone. If he had been forced to resign in a similar time period that is shaping up now, there would have been no 60th vote on the stimulus bill in the senate, no cloture, and the bill would have been sent back to conference.
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My Comment: There is no smoking gun .... so there is no proof .... but it certainly was convenient to have him in the Senate when the vote was taken.