Burris rejected from Senate seat
POSTED: Tuesday, January 6, 2009 - 3:52pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:00am
WASHINGTON - A Democratic official says the Secretary of the Senate turned away former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris this morning, when he tried to take the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
Burris, who was appointed by embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, was told his credentials aren't in order. Burris says he's considering a federal lawsuit to force Senate Democrats to allow him his seat.
Ranking Democrats say any appointment by Blagojevich would be tainted. They say they will postpone filling the seat.