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January 05, 2009

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Dingey Harry Reid To Have Burris Blocked By Sgt. Of Arms At Senate Door!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Sunday that "legal authority" exists under the Constitution to bar embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, but added there is also room to negotiate.

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.

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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!


Seat Burris!!!!


Defiant Burris says he'll tell Dems he's in DC to take Blagojevich-appointed US Senate seat

God I Love This Guy :-)
Seat Burris!!!!

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Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

As I read the Constitution Reid does not have a leg to stand on.

Article I, Section 5 states , "Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own MEMBERS..."

Burris is NOT a member only an appointee until after he takes the oath. This clause was written to allow the Senate and House to censure or remove a corrupt member after sworn in.

They don't use it or all of them would be booted out but that is why the clause was written.

Reid is not judging the qualifications of Burris but of the appointer, Blagojevich. So again this clause even if Reid tries to push it does not apply to Burris because he is basically clean and qualified.

January 05, 2009 7:50 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


This is crazy!

As far as I can tell Blago has been arrested for what exactly?

He hasn't been indicted, impeached, nor resigned, so he is still the sitting Governor.

So this is a legitimate appointment!


January 05, 2009 10:53 AM  
Blogger The Griper said...

this is just an example of the attitude of those who think that the Constitution is a "living" document. it is also an example, to me, as to why viewing it in that light is dangerous.

January 05, 2009 12:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


I just look at it as the law of the land :-)

January 05, 2009 12:12 PM  

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