"Senate Ethics may investigate Burris"

"May" investigate? I wonder whether the Democrats in the Senate have a bit of a tin ear on all this. On the other hand, having someone promise to help raise money for another candidate just seems like normal politics.

"Whenever allegations of improper conduct are brought to the attention of the Senate Ethics Committee, we open a preliminary inquiry," said Natalie Ravitz, spokeswoman for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the panel.

After saying he never raised funds for Blagojevich, Burris admitted to reporters Monday night that he did in fact try to raise funds after a solicitation request was made by the former governor's brother, Rob. And while Burris contends he failed to disclose the extent of his contacts with Blagojevich because he simply wasn’t asked about them, a review of transcripts shows Burris repeatedly dodged questions when the issue was raised by a second state legislator when he testified under oath. . . . .

The San Francisco Chronicle has this:

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Wednesday that he's not calling for embattled Sen. Roland Burris to resign even though the account of how Burris was appointed by ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich "seems to be changing day by day." . . .

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Blogger TooMuchTime said...

Geez! The Wicked Witch of the West is leading the investigation into whether someone is allowed entry into the Army of Oz.

The most open and ethical congress ever! Sure, as long as you don't want questions answered or demand those little things, like...ethics.

I can say this; she's my senator. Barf.

2/18/2009 4:08 PM  

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