by Robert Stacy McCain | January 7, 2009 12:07 pm
A Democratic Party crisis averted?
Roland Burris, the man appointed to Barack Obama’s Senate seat by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, will be allowed to take the seat, according to the Associated Press. Spokespersons for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin are denying the report.
Burris showed up in Washington for yesterday’s Senate swearing-in session, but was turned down by Senate Democrats who had previously vowed not to seat anyone appointed by Blagojevich. The governor has been charged with effectively trying to sell the seat and hearings are being held in Illinois over impeaching him. Now, however, the Senate Democrats “plan to embrace Roland Burris for President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant seat,” the AP reports.
Some people haven’t gotten the memo, it seems. The Obama transition keeps “chugging down the tracks to Smoothville,” as MK Ham said.
(Cross-posted at The Other McCain.)
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