U.S. Senator Roland Burris
United States of America

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Some of the Many Politicians and Newspaper Editorials Recommending that Senator Burris Resign:


15: Centrist Voice

16: Southern Illinoisan

17: Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star

18: Congressman Phil Hare (Democrat), Washington Post, Dallas Morning News

19: Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times

20: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (Democrat)

21: Galesburg, Illinois Register-Mail, Southern Illinoisan

22: Better Government Association

23: Congressmen Mark Kirk and Peter Roskam (Republicans)

24: Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat, No. 2 Leader in the U.S. Senate), Representative Elaine Nekritz (Democrat, Chairwoman of the Illinois House Election and Campaign Reform Committee)

26: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (Democrat)

27: Northwest Herald (McHenry County, Illinois)

28: Hartford, CT Courant


1: Southtown Star (Tinley Park, IL)

11: Towanda, PA Daily Review

To: Senator Burris

Whether or not you are convicted of perjury or expelled from the U.S. Senate, your contradictory statements have reopened the controversy over your appointment by former Governor Blagojevich. This never-ending scandal has had repercussions far beyond the borders of your home state of Illinois. Perhaps worst of all, it is significantly detracting from the ability of the congressional leadership to focus on our country's financial crisis.

We therefore ask that you heed the advice that has come from highly respected sources such as the editorial boards of the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. Senator Burris, please RESIGN!

The Senator Burris, Please Resign! petition to U.S. Senator Roland Burris was written by Tom Foreman and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.