Obama Opposes Blago Action

Dec 30, 2008 5:53pm

President-elect Obama released this statement on Gov. Blagojevich appointing someone to fill Mr. Obama’s remaining Senate term:

"Roland Burris is a good man and a fine public servant," said Obama, "but the Senate Democrats made it clear weeks ago that they cannot accept an appointment made by a governor who is accused of selling this very Senate seat.  I agree with their decision, and it is extremely disappointing that Gov. Blagojevich has chosen to ignore it.  I believe the best resolution would be for the governor to resign his office and allow a lawful and appropriate process of succession to take place.  While Gov. Blagojevich is entitled to his day in court, the people of Illinois are entitled to a functioning government and major decisions free of taint and controversy."

- jpt

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