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Illinois GOP Leader Calls on Sen. Burris to Resign

Illinois politicians are calling for Senator Roland Burris to resign following an affidavit released by the senator that contradicts statements he made before legislators during former Gov. Blagojevich's impeachment.
"I can't believe anything that comes out of Mr. Burris at this point," Rep. Jim Durkin, Illinois House ranking Republican for the impeachment committee, said at a news conference Sunday. "I think it would be in the best interest of the state if he resigned because I don't think the state can stand this anymore."
The brother of Rod Blagojevich had asked for campaign donations soon before his appointment, according to Burris's affidavit.