Governor Rod Blagojevich appointed former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President-Elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat Tuesday. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has vowed not to certify Atty. Gen. Burris and Democratic leaders have vowed not to seat him.
Congressman Bobby Rush:
“He (Burris) is the only one I believe that can stand in the gap during these tumultuous times and gather the confidence, reestablish the confidence of the people of the State of Illinois . . . as far as my colleagues in the Congress, we intend to persuade them or to challenge them to do whatever – beg them – whatever it may take to get them to reverse their decision. Roland Burris stands heads and shoulders against most elected officials in this nation, so there's no rhyme or reason that he should not be seated in the U.S. Senate.
This is a matter of national importance.”