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U.S Senate opens ethics inquiry

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The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics today opened an inquiry into allegations that U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) committed perjury before an Illinois House committee that moved to impeach former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The move happened after revelations that Burris quietly changed testimony before the House panel.
The inquiry came on the same day that Burris appeared to change his story again.
The Chicago Tribune first reported on its Web site a transcript of an exchange between reporters and Burris. In a question and answer session with reporters in Peoria, Burris said he attempted to raise money for Blagojevich's fund-raising machine -- after he made his U.S. Senate aspirations known.

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Burris will pull another Blago. he will never step down and he will drag Illinois through the mud. This menatlity I do not understand, even if you are innocent, if by staying in office detours people from getting work done you should step down. For the sake of the people and your own reputation, step aside and let Illinois heal.

Well, unlike Rangel or Geitner, Burris paid his taxes as far as I know.... I figured Burris owed the Guv whether it was explicitly said or not. Senators ought look at what's owed US taxpayers first maybe?

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