Monday, March 2, 2009

Durbin: Race Factored In Burris Seating

U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (center) is surrounded by clergy members during a prayer service today to support him at the New Covenant Baptist Church on the South Side. (Tribune / Nuccio DiNuzzo)

From Chicago Breaking News:

Durbin, a fellow Democrat and Illinois' senior senator, noted that Rep. Bobby Rush, a Chicago Democrat, appeared at Gov. Rod Blagojevich's announcement of his appointment of Burris and used racially charged language to defend the appointment.

"My colleague from Illinois, Congressman Bobby Rush, made strong statements along those (racial) lines," Durbin said on WGN-AM (720). "They were painful and hurtful, and it became part of this calculation."

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My Comment: A rare admission to hear from a politician. Kudos to Senator Durbin.

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