Daily Archives: January 6, 2009

Burris Turned Away

There were no cell phone cameras, still cameras, TV cameras allowed when Burris went to be seated. He was turned away because Secretary of State Jesse White’s signature was not on the Certificate of Appointment. Presser about to start. Will update.


Members of the media, my name is Roland Burris, the junior Senator from the state of Illinois. I presented my credentials to the Secretary of the Senate and advised that, uh, my credentials were not in order and I would not be accepted and I would not be seated and I would not be permitted on the floor and therefore, uh, I am not seeking to have any type of confrontation. I will now consult with my attorneys and we will determine what our next step will be. Thank you all very much  and God bless each and every one of you. Thank you. My, my attorneys will speak to you.

Lots more at The Capitol Fax Blog.