When a U.S. Senate seat is vacated, it is the duty of the Governor of that state to appoint a replacement.
A Senate seat that was vacated by the election of President-elect Barack Obama is to be filled by an appointment made by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Gov. Blagojevich appointed Roland Burris to fill this vacancy. Many in Congress are threatening to delay or refuse that appointment.
They shouldn’t do that.
Roland Burris should be seated like any other appointed U.S. Senator.