"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.
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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