Black Lives Matter activists and other prominent Black political leaders want to ensure that the Senate includes a Black woman representative as Harris transitions to her role of Vice President.
Senate Democrats plan to accept Roland Burris for Obama’s vacant seat, AP reports.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Governor Rod Blogojevich’s choice of Roland Burris to replace Barack Obama in the US Senate has been blocked by the Secretary of the Illinois Senate.
BP member tjd4life says… “Here you have a woman, with no public record, trying to get appointed to a U.S. Senate seat, a very public position.”
The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, had several discussions with Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich about Obama’s vacated Senate seat. According to the report, Emmanuel pushed for the appointment of Obama’s close friend, Valerie Jarret as Senator to be done by a certain time.
The Rev. Al Sharpton took Caroline Kennedy to lunch Thursday at a famed Harlem soul food restaurant as she continued her quest to join her uncle in the U.S. Senate.
From Charles Thomas at ABCNews: ABC7 has learned that since late last summer, the congressman has worked with federal prosecutors, informing on an alleged Blagojevich administration scheme two and half years earlier.
Caroline Kennedy, who today, claimed she was seeking the Senate seat left vacant by Hillary Clinton has called Al Sharpton for his support.
From Terence Samuel at TheRoot.com: Blagojevich may be the one indicted, but Jesse Jackson Jr. has a real trial ahead of him.
Barack Obama insists he didn’t have any contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or anyone else who might have been scheming to sell the president-elect’s U.S. Senate seat. But he has not yet given his transition staff the same clean bill of health — perhaps with good reason.
Four days before the election, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich claimed someone came to him with a deal about filling Barack Obama’s soon-to-be open U.S. Senate seat.
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