CHICAGO
03/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Illinois Rep. Plans Legislation Urging Senate Ethics Committee To Expel Burris

One Illinois lawmaker is introducing a resolution urging the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee to expel Sen. Roland Burris.

Rep. Jack Franks says he hopes the official reprimand will pressure Burris to step down from office.

Franks is joining the chorus of lawmakers calling for the freshman senator's resignation, including Gov. Pat Quinn.

Franks, a Woodstock Democrat, says Burris has no support or moral ability to be a senator and got the job on false pretenses.

Burris is accused of not being entirely truthful when he testified before an Illinois House impeachment committee about his contact with agents representing then Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Burris is also under investigation by the Sangamon County state's attorney.