03/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Burris Gets Support From Senate Republicans

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Burris should stay where he is.

"He came nominated by a governor who was in office, he came with the paperwork, the Senate seated him, and anything outside of that is something for Sen. Burris to think about," Burr said.

Likewise, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called on Burris's critics to stop their calls for his resignation at least until the Senate Ethics Committee completes its investigation. Graham said that to do otherwise would be to judge the Illinois senator prematurely.

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