Appointment of Roland Burris to the Senate
Mr. Burris was appointed by Illinois Governor Blagojevich, who was under investigation for corruption, including trying to “sell” the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-Elect Obama.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin spoke to reporters after holding a meeting to discuss proceedings related to Roland Burris' appointment to the U.S. Senate. They outlined the process by which Senator-Designee Burris could be seated and answered questions from the reporters.
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Dick Durbin U.S. Senator (Class 2) [D] Illinois
Harry Reid U.S. Senator (Class 3) [D] Nevada
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