Updated: Blagojevich Appoints Roland Burris as Obama's Senate Successor

"No appointment by this governor under these circumstances could produce a credible replacement."


Update: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., views Roland Burris as "unacceptable," an aide told Politico.

Update: Progress Illinois notes that when news broke of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's improprieties, Burris condemned the governor's actions as "pretty appalling" and "just reprehensible."

Satyam Khanna is a research associate for the Progress Report and at the Center for American Progress.