Durbin calls on gov. to step down

December 30, 2008 8:54:02 PM PST
Illinois' only U.S. senator, assistant majority leader Dick Durbin, agrees with Obama that the Senate won't accept a Blagojevich appointment.He cited criminal charges, impeachment hearings and federal wiretaps against the governor.

"It is clear that he has forfeited his moral authority to fill the Senate seat. Illinois deserves another senator so that we have two of us working in Washington. We're calling on Gov. Blagojevich to step down. Let Lt. Gov. Quinn assume the responsibilities," said Durbin.

Durbin said he's known and worked with Burris for years, and refusing to seat him doesn't reflect on Burris personally.


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