January 7, 2009

Feingold too

Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin asserted Wednesday that Roland Burris should be seated in the Senate, becoming the second Senate Democrat to publicly break from party leaders on the controversial appointment.

In an interview, Feingold said Democratic arguments that Burris should be denied a seat because he was appointed by the scandal-tainted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are weak.

"There's a growing sense that there is a pretty flimsy basis to deny what is clearly a legal appointment," said Feingold. "Despite the controversy, we can't go down the road of having essentially a few subjective considerations to decide who gets seated. That would be an affront to States and their laws."
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