Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT) suggested that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) should appoint former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D) to Barack Obama’s open seat instead of Roland Burris:
“She’s non-controversial, she has been here, she’s an African-American, she clearly has not been picked by the governor, and she would be appointed by virtue of her past history,” said Bennett, whose committee may soon consider Burris’s Senate appointment.
“Everyone would accept her,” Bennett said. “If she wanted to compete in the special election, she could. If Burris wanted to compete in the special election, he could.”
But the Republican added, “No one will listen to the idea and I don’t expect anything to come of it.”
Earlier today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) broke with her party’s leadership in “calling for Roland Burris to be seated in the Senate once his paperwork is signed by the Illinois secretary of state.”