“I Am the Junior Senator From Illinois”

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Roland Burris stands firm on his Senate appointment, insisting to the WSJ that Gov. Blagojevich’s decision is legitimate and suggesting he’ll fight any effort to block him.

“We think they will come around and recognize that the appointment is legal and valid…. By what authority can (Sen. Reid) deny a governor carrying out his constitutional duty?”

Plans to attend next month’s Capitol swearing-in ceremony, but tells the AP he won’t make a scene if he’s turned away. “I am not seeking to be confrontational.”

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