Dingey Harry Reid To Have Burris Blocked By Sgt. Of Arms At Senate Door!
Under the Constitution, Reid said, "We determine who sits in the Senate. And the House (of Representatives) determines who sits in the House. So there's clearly legal authority for us to do whatever we want to do. This goes back for generations."
Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Reid said he plans to meet on Wednesday with Blagojevich's choice for the Senate, Roland Burris, 71, the former Illinois attorney general, a fellow Democrat.
Asked if there was room for a possible settlement, Reid said, "I'm an old trial lawyer. There is always room to negotiate."
New members will be sworn in on Tuesday with the opening of the new Congress.
Reid called Burris a "tainted appointment" because of the governor's alleged misconduct, although he said he did not know of anything wrong with Burris himself.
Blagojevich, who was arrested on December 9 and accused of trying to sell Obama's vacant seat, is facing impeachment in the Illinois legislature in the state capital of Springfield. Blagojevich has denied the corruption charges and has refused demands by Obama and others to resign as governor.
Reid said he planned to meet on Monday to discuss the matter with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. "I hope we can solve this issue on a bipartisan basis," Reid said.
Asked if Burris will become a U.S. senator, Reid said, "It will be very difficult for that to occur." But he added, "Anything can happen.
Oh This Is Priceless! I am going to LOVE to see Dingey Harry Reid have the Sgt. Of Arms block a "BLACK MAN", appointed by a sitting governor from Illinois to a Senate Seat for absolutely NO reason at all except prejudice!
Harry Reid is one Prejudice ass!
Defiant Burris says he'll tell Dems he's in DC to take Blagojevich-appointed US Senate seat