Is It Time for Burris to Go?

Is it time for Senator Roland Burris to go? Just when we thought the whole Burris/Blago spectacle might be over, there are new revelations and Burris is now coming clean, admitting that he did seek “to raise campaign funds for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the request of the governor’s brother at the same time he was making a pitch to be appointed to the Senate seat previously held by President Barack Obama.”

Burris’ latest comments in Peoria Monday night were the first time he has publicly said he was actively 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, 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.

You can read Burris’ give-and-take with reporters here.

It really doesn’t look good that Burris keeps changing his story. Maybe it’s just me, but I think that the time has come for Burris to consider resigning. The distraction and the drama has gone on too long.

[Originally published at TaylorMarsh.com]

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