Ill. Gov to Burris: Quit Already

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2009 12:20 PM CST
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and newly appointed Sen. Roland Burris at a news conference with the Illinois Congressional delegation, Feb. 3, 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington.    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today joined the chorus of politicians calling for Roland Burris to resign, urging him to step down "as quickly as possible for the best interests of Illinois," the Chicago Tribune reports. Said Quinn, who gained the office after Rod Blagojevich's ouster for attempting to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat: "This should not be a matter that takes weeks."