The Attorney General is getting in on it, as well as Sen. Boxer's Senate Ethics Committee:
It doesn't matter if there's some obscure explanations here and there. The credibility is shot. And we don't need this gamesmanship being played in our U.S senator. We need someone who has the reasonable credibility - Democrat or Republican - in this state who can go to work.
llinois House Speaker Michael Madigan yesterday referred questions about Burris’s statements to Sangamon County prosecutor John Schmidt...I'd love to see him refuse to resign, then get expelled by the Senate Democrats. Of course, the Republicans will try to block his expulsion, just like they helped bring him into the Senate in the first place. After all, there's nothing like having the taint of Blago stinking up the Democrat's side of the chamber.
“The matter is under review by this office,” the prosecutor, Schmidt, said, confirming the House speaker’s referral. Springfield, the state capital, is located in Sangamon County.
Natalie Ravitz, a spokeswoman for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, confirmed the federal ethics inquiry.
“Whenever allegations of improper conduct are brought to the attention of the Senate Ethics Committee, we open a preliminary inquiry,” Ravitz said in an e-mail.