I did not give him any money, and I did not raise any moneyBurris denies Blagojevich 'pay-for-play' May 27, 2009
I didn't give him any money and I didn't raise any money. Please check the affidavit, please check the affidavit. Read 'affidavit one.' Have you read it? have you read it? No, no, have you read it? God bless youBurris denies Blagojevich 'pay-for-play' May 27, 2009
I told him it would be extremely difficult for him to be successful in a primary or a general election under the circumstancesDurbin urges Sen. Burris to resign Feb 24, 2009
I told him under the circumstances, I would consider resigning if I were in his shoesDurbin urges Sen. Burris to resign Feb 24, 2009
This thing has snowballed into something that can't go onAides: Burris unprepared for controversy Feb 23, 2009
Roland Wallace Burris (born August 3, 1937) is a former United States Senator from the state of Illinois and a member of the Democratic Party.
In 1978, Burris was the first African-American elected to statewide office in Illinois, when he was elected Illinois Comptroller. He served in that office until his election as Illinois Attorney General in 1990. Since then, he has run for office four more times unsuccessfully.
Burris was appointed by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to replace President-Elect Barack Obama as the junior senator from Illinois. The appointment was controversial, as the governor was already under investigation and there were rumors of his being paid for the appointment. Prior to Burris's appointment, Obama was the U.S. Senate's only African American; he resigned his Senate seat after being elected President of the United States. Burris was the subject of an ethics probe.