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In the latest of those admissions, Burris said he looked into mounting a fundraiser for Rod Blagojevich -- later charged with trying to sell Obama's Senate seat -- at the same time he was expressing interest to the then-governor's aides about his desire to be appointed.
Burris has said he neither paid nor promised Blagojevich anything for the appointment. Blagojevich named Burris to succeed Obama on December 30, about three weeks after he was arrested and charged with scheming to try to profit from the seat.
Burris later filed an affidavit with the impeachment committee, made public last weekend, in which he said the governor's brother had asked him for fundraising help, and detailing other contacts he made with the governor's aides.
"It's evident that he wasn't forthcoming and didn't tell the whole truth as required by the committee," State Representative Jack Franks, a Democrat, told Reuters. "I don't think he ever should have taken the appointment. I think he was complicit with Governor Blagojevich in perpetrating this fraud.
"Now, with these revelations, I think he needs to resign," Franks said, adding he called on the U.S. Senate to launch an ethics committee investigation of Burris.