WASHINGTON–White House Secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday President Obama is supportive of an investigation of embattled Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) and signaled that Burris only has a small time left to save his seat.
Gibbs stopped short of calling for Burris to resign. Burris is under a cloud for not disclosing details about his quest for the appointment to fill Obama’s senate seat. Burris was appointed by outsted Gov. Blagojevich after the former governor was arrested for trying to sell the seat.
“The president is supportive of an investigation that would get some full story out. And I think it might be important for Sen. Burris to take some time this weekend to either correct what has been said and certainly think of what lies in his future,” Gibbs said.
Illinois Gov Quinn on Friday called on Burris to resign.