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Illinois Wed Jan 07 2009

Questions I Would Like the House to Ask Roland Burris Tomorrow


  • Do you think a special election should have been held to fill this seat?
  • What Senator Durbin quoted you as saying about the role of race in the Senate deciding not to seat you does not match some of the rhetoric coming from members of the Illinois congressional delegation. Who is right?
  • Do you think the issues surrounding the governor have an impact on your ability to serve in the Senate?
  • If the governor is removed from office before you are seated in the U.S. Senate, will you give up your claim to the seat?
  • If after you are seated in the U.S. Senate and a special election is held, would you give up your seat to the person elected?
  • If you were on this committee would you vote to remove the governor from office?
  • Were you surprised it was not the governor who approached you first about filling this seat?

I suspect they are going to ask most of these questions, if not all of them.

 
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Anonymous / January 7, 2009 9:22 PM

I would love to hear these questions answered--especially that second-to-last one!

Kevin B. O'Reilly / January 7, 2009 11:54 PM

* Will you pledge, given the circumstances of your appointment, not to run for re-election in 2010 or in any way support any other candidate running to replace you?

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