Burris to be sworn in Thursday by Cheney, January 13, 2009, Blagojevich Obama senate seat, Chicago Tribune breaking news
Roland Burris, chosen by Rod Blagojevich to take Barack Obama’s senate seat, will be sworn in by Dick Cheney on Thursday, January 15, 2009. Here is the Chicago Tribune article:
“Roland Burris will be sworn in as the junior senator from Illinois on Thursday afternoon by Vice President Dick Cheney, officials announced this afternoon.
Cheney will be acting in his role as President of the Senate.
Following the swearing in, Sen. Dick Durbin, the assistant majority leader who had initially blocked the Burris appointment, will host a reception in his honor.”
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