Chicago Trib to Burris: Out, Damned Senator!

Burris has clearly lied, and has to resign
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2009 10:07 AM CST
Chicago Trib to Burris: Out, Damned Senator!
Senator Roland Burris, D-Ill. speaks during a press conference in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/David Banks)

Time to go, Roland. The Chicago Tribune editorializes today that Sen. Roland Burris should resign, having used up his last shred of credibility by the time he changed his story for the fourth time yesterday—with the story getting "worse with every telling." Whether and how much he actively cooperated with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s scheme to sell the Obama's former Senate seat, Burris was seated by the Senate on the condition that he testify truthfully—the first time.

"His protests that he had nothing to hide just don't square with his obvious attempts to hide something," writes the editorial board. The clearly mendacious Burris has to resign, and something should be done to keep this from ever happening again. “Strip this whole wretched process out of the hands of the politicians and give it back to the people.”
(More Roland Burris stories.)

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