While some conservatives seem upset about it, I must agree with Michael Steele
the reality of it for them is there’s no legal reason not to seat him [Roland Burris]
I just don’t see the legal basis for this. I agree with the view of hte Constitution that the US Senate can only refuse to seat for cause related to being legally entitled to be in the Senate. But there’s not much doubt that Burris is legally appointed. Illinois Sectretary of State White’s refusal to sign off is obnoxious grandstanding which he has no right to be doing.
The Illinois legislature declined to act to prevent Governor “The” Rod Blagojevich from appointing Burris so they get to reap their harvest.