What Do You Think About Roland Burris Joining the Senate?

His appointment raised a furor, but the Illinois lawmaker will soon be a senator.


Yesterday, Senate leaders Harry Reid and Dick Durbin recanted earlier opposition and agreed to seat Roland Burris with this joint statement: "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." Reid and other Democrats, including Barack Obama at one point, had opposed the acceptance of Burris, appointed to Obama's vacant Senate seat by scandal-ridden Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. What do you think about soon-to-be Sen. Roland Burris, Democrat from Illinois? To what extent, if any, could Burris's voice in Congress hurt the Democrats or help the GOP? Post your thoughts.

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