IL House Republicans looking into perjury charges against Burris

The revelation that Roland Burris was approached by Governor Blago's brother and asked to contribute $10,000 to his campaign - a fact that Burris did not give the IL House impeachment inquiry on Blagojevich - is leading to unanticipated fallout that may call into question whether Burris can continue as a senator.Illinois House Republicans are calling for an outside investigation to determine whether Burris perjured himself before the impeachment committee: Illinois House Republicans say they want U.S. Sen. Roland Burris investigated for perjury. State Rep. Jim Durkin told The Associated Press he and GOP leader Tom Cross will ask for an outside investigation into whether Burris perjured himself before a House committee investigating former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment. Burris released documents Saturday that indicated the former governor's brother asked him to host a campaign fundraiser for the governor before Burris was appointed to the vacancy left by Barack Obama....(Read Full Post)