Obama: Blago appt. not appropriate

Pres-Elect reiterates call for gov. to resign
December 30, 2008 2:54:15 PM PST
Below is a statement from President-elect Obama: "Roland Burris is a good man and a fine public servant, 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 Governor 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 Governor 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," said President-elect Obama.


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