Blago is Going to Appoint Senate Seat Anyway
Will the Democrats fight amongst themselves this close to the inauguration? I expect that we will continue to hear less on this story - and more of the Rick Warren daytime TV drama.
CHICAGO (AFP) — The corruption-tainted governor of Illinois was expected to appoint a replacement Tuesday to the senate seat of president-elect Barack Obama, a source close to the governor told AFP.
A defiant Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of trying to sell the seat to the highest bidder, was expected to name former Illinois attorney general Roland Burris, 71, to the seat, the source said on condition of anonymity.
Senate leaders warned they would not seat anyone appointed by Blagojevich after he was arrested December 9 on fraud and bribery charges linked to FBI wiretaps in which he allegedly discussed ways to profit from the appointment.