Our fine Senate, the one with the lowest public opinion rating possible short of zero, took the low road and blocked Roland Burris today. I really didn’t think it would happen.
Capitol police officers tried to clear a path for Mr. Burris. “You can’t keep a regular citizen from walking into the Capitol,” one officer shouted.
Somehow, Citizen Burris made his way to the office of Nancy Erickson, the secretary of the Senate, to whom he presented his credentials, only to have her reject them. Afterward, the aspiring legislator stood in the rain outside and declared, “Members of the media, my name is Roland Burris, the junior senator from the State of Illinois.”
Where was Harry Reid? I don’t know, probably underneath a desk somewhere. Oh, here’s his statement: “Mr. Burris is not in possession of the necessary credentials from the state of Illinois,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said in his speech opening the new session of Congress.
They have not only convicted Rod Blagojevich without the benefit of a trial and with no consideration of his presumption of innocence, they want to confer to Mr. Burris some taint due to allegations of wrongdoing by Blagojevich. Wrong. This is just wrong. And I believe it is unconstitutional as well. Some Senator is now blathering on about some “cloud being over the process” and how they have a “moral obligation” of some sort. Blah. Blah. Blah. (It was Ben Nelson (D) Nebraska).
Good account Here.
According to the Chicago Tribune the Supreme Court has said in the past that the House and Senate cannot refuse to seat someone who meets qualifications.
The democrats are behaving in a disgraceful and childish manner, led by Top Democrat, President-elect Obama.
But as Colbert said on “Colbert and Colmes” we all know the democrats are racists and the only reason they wanted Obama elected was to get him out of the Senate so they could be all-white again. And after all, they have to make sure there is no “taint” on the esteemed Senate. Now, as for comedians, they should definitely be blocked! 🙂
And just for the record, I don’t think it is racial, it probably would have happened to anybody Blago chose. They are just trying to get the Blagojevich matter to go away, but, of course, it is only keeping it in the spotlight.