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Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Blagojevich Burris appointment leaves “Illinois in a terrible situation.”
Statement from Attorney General Lisa Madigan
With today’s action, Governor Blagojevich, once again, fails to recognize his complete lack of credibility. This further demonstrates his inability to put the best interests of the People of Illinois first.
The United States Attorney has charged the Governor in a felony criminal complaint with what Mr. Fitzgerald called a “political corruption crime spree” that included attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder. Because of those corruption charges, the leadership of the United States Senate has repeatedly stated that they will not seat anyone appointed by Governor Blagojevich.
By refusing to resign and attempting to make this appointment, the Governor leaves Illinois in terrible situation. As I have said since his arrest, I believe the Governor should resign immediately.