All 50 Senate Dems Call on Blagojevich to Step Down
December 11, 2008
Huffington Post's Sam Stein reports that all 50 members of the Democratic Senate caucus have signed Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) letter calling on Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) to "step down from his post and refrain from appointing anyone to the vacated Illinois Senate seat." The signatories include Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton. President-elect Barack Obama has also called on Blagojevich to step down.
Amanda Terkel is Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Deputy Editor for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.