“I cannot sit idly by as this office continues to pursue the unjust prosecution of Rolando Cruz,” she wrote. “I realized that I was being asked to help execute an innocent man.”

Burris’ response at the time: “It is not for me to place my judgment over a jury, regardless of what I think.” (We have also left a message for Burris at his office and will post an update if we hear back.)

I was wrong; don’t seat him. This is indefensible and a perfectly good hook for shutting him out of the Senate. Obviously it might not work, but might as well go down swinging. (Via Steve Rhodes, who has a great roundup.). Thanks to the Twitter folks who weighed in.