Roland Burris’s Carnival Of Lies Continues

February 17th, 2009at 08:20pm Posted by Eli

I guess his legal strategy was “admit nothing until I’m seated, and then let them just try to get rid of me”…

U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said today he is open to a Senate ethics investigation into how he got the Senate seat from ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and that he has reached out to a Sangamon County prosecutor who is reviewing Burris’ sworn testimony before Illinois lawmakers.

Burris comments came less than 24 hours after he acknowledged he sought to raise campaign funds for Blagojevich at the request of the governor’s brother at the same time he was seeking the appointment to the Senate seat previously held by President Barack Obama.

It was the first time Burris has publicly admitted trying to raise money for Blagojevich. Previously Burris has left the impression that he always balked at the issue of raising money for the governor because of his interest in the Senate appointment.

In comments to reporters after appearing at a Democratic dinner Monday night the senator several times contradicted his latest under-oath affidavit that he quietly filed with the Illinois House impeachment panel earlier this month. That affidavit was itself an attempt to clean up his live, sworn testimony to the panel Jan. 8, when he omitted his contacts with several Blagojevich insiders.

So, yeah.  Before he was appointed, he said no-one asked him to raise money.  After he was appointed, Burris said BlagBro asked him to raise money for Blago but he refused.  And now he’s saying that he actually tried to raise money but was unsuccessful.  Wait another few days, he”ll probably remember that oh yeah, he did raise some money for Blago and it just slipped his mind until now.

Will the Democrats have the balls to try to expel Burris?  Will they get enough Republicans to join them for the necessary two-thirds majority?  If the Republicans refuse to help expel him, will they still complain about how corrupt he is and how the Democrats tolerate his corruptitude?

Okay, I already know the answer to that last one…

(h/t ArchPundit)

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Wankers

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