Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Burris Must Go" Says NLPC

From PRNewswire, this press release: NLPC Says Roland Burris Must Go FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Flaherty, President of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), made the following statement today: "Roland Burris must resign from the U.S. Senate. If he is unwilling to resign, he should be removed. This new sideshow results from Barack Obama and other prominent Democrats acquiescing to a brokered process to fill the seat, instead of insisting on the special election they originally favored. The Blagojevich debacle holds continued danger for Obama. His chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is not out of the woods. More importantly, public cynicism about this affair will undermine the hope and good will that ushered in the new administration." On February 2, NLPC released an in-depth analysis of financial contributions made to Friends of Blagojevich by Balmoral and Maywood racetrack owner John Johnston and other Johnston-owned/affiliated interests. The "pay to play" relationship of these interests with Blagojevich was described in the FBI affidavit. It was previously reported that such contributions totaled $160,000. The NLPC analysis documents a much-higher figure of $343,000. NLPC promotes ethics in public life and sponsors the Government Integrity Project. SOURCE National Legal and Policy Center Hat Tip: Princella D. Smith CNB RSS Feed