Burris Is In

January 12, 2009

No big surprise here:

“After Mr. Burris’s lawyers hand-carried to the Senate today an additional document bearing a state seal, an affirmation of the appointment and a mass-produced signature of the secretary of State, Jesse White, along with the governor’s original papers, Senate leaders Harry Reid and Dick Durbin bestowed the senator-designate title on him in a joint release:

‘The Secretary of the Senate has determined that the new credentials presented today on behalf of Mr. Burris now satisfy Senate Rules and validate his appointment to the vacant Illinois Senate seat…We have spoken to Mr. Burris to let him know that he is now the Senator-designate from Illinois and as such, will be accorded all the rights and privileges of a Senator-elect.’

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