Rep. Danny Davis turned down Barack Obama's Senate seat, saying any appointee by Gov. Rod Blagojevich would be too tainted to serve. But now the Illinois congressman thinks the Senate should let Blagojevich's appointee, Roland Burris, through the Senate's doors.
"He has been legally appointed by the governor of the state of Illinois," Davis said in an interview with Politico. "Now that he has been appointed, I would urge the Senate to confirm him."
Davis says he realizes the concerns some people have with the appointment by Blagojevich, who was arrested on charges of trying to sell Obama's Senate seat but, "you have to realize [Blagojevich] has not been indicted and he has certainly not been convicted. The governor has been charged with a complaint."
"Roland Burris has not been charged with anything," Davis said.
"In addition to that, it would not serve the Democratic Party well to create a controversy when there need not be one," Davis added. "Let's put this behind us."