Burris to Schumer: Give me $10 million
From an interview published yesterday, just before the infamous tapes were released:
Burris told me Sen. Charles Schumer invited him to a dinner, along with three other Senate Democrats appointed to the job to fill vacancies created by Obama — New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, Delaware’s Edward Kaufman and Colorado’s Michael Bennet.
Schumer, said Burris, was “just wanting to make sure that we were getting the grasp of the Senate and if we had any issues and we can bring things to him if we have any problem.”
I asked Burris if he took Schumer up on his offer. “He needs to write me a check for about $10 million.” Noticing my startled look, Burris said, “just kidding.”
Even before the damning tapes were released showing Burris promising to “do something” for Blagojevich in return for a senate appointment, this is probably not the joke Burris should be telling in public.
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