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December 09, 2008

Cornyn: 'Stain of corruption' needs to be lifted

Incoming National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman John Cornyn is calling on every Democratic and labor official who spoke to Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) about Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat to publicize the details of their conversations.

From Cornyn's statement:

“Unfortunately, neither political party has been immune to corruption by a select few bent on abusing the public trust. But it’s the responsibility of leaders in both parties to restore accountability, strengthen transparency and repair American’s faith in their government.

“The serious allegations laid out by federal prosecutors today raise more questions than answers surrounding those who have been seeking this Senate seat, as well as those working to keep it under Democratic control.

“Every Democratic and labor union official, whether in Illinois or in their national organizations, who has spoken with the Governor or his aides about this U.S. Senate seat should step forward and immediately make public the full details of those conversations and meetings. The stain of corruption needs to be lifted from this selection process and the public trust restored.”