In a statement, the president-elect sides with Senate Democrats who “cannot accept an appointment made by a governor who is accused of selling this very Senate seat.”
“I agree with their decision, and it is extremely disappointing that Governor Blagojevich has chosen to ignore it.” Read full statement here.
Also calls Roland Burris “a good man and a fine public servant.”
Plus: Wash Post looks at how Tuesday’s drama starred three faces from Obama’s past.
Politico: “Just as Obama was starting to distance himself from the machinations over filling his Senate seat, Blagojevich’s surprise pick is dragging him back in.”