Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lawmakers Call For Burris Perjury Investigation

Sen. Roland Burris was Rod Blagojevich's choice to fill Barack Obama's then-vacant
Senate seat in December. (AP file)

From Chicago Sun Times:

State lawmakers are calling for a criminal investigation into whether U.S. Sen. Roland Burris committed perjury before a state impeachment panel, in the wake of a Sun-Times exclusive story published online Saturday.

The development comes after the Chicago Democrat failed to initially disclose under oath to a House panel that he was hit up for campaign cash by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother.

State Rep. James Durkin (R-Western Springs) said Saturday that the Sangamon County state prosecutor's office will be asked to review Burris' Jan. 8 sworn testimony before the House panel to determine whether Burris (D-Chicago) perjured himself.

"I don't trust anything that comes out of Roland Burris' mouth or from his pen," Durkin said.

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My Comment: For Republicans, this is a gift that keeps on giving.

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