Burris Burlesque Show Intermission

Senator maintaining a very low profile

U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has been laying low. Really low. The senator spent Monday at his private attorney's office, avoiding the media and questions before his return to Washington.
Burris spokesman Jim O'Connor said the senator is in Chicago now but plans to be in Washington on Tuesday for the joint session of Congress.
It'll be Burris' first appearance in the nation's capital since he acknowledged trying to raise money for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich while seeking the Senate appointment.

Late Monday, Burris' attorneys said they were preparing a document that would show the senator hasn't changed his story about getting the Senate seat.

On Saturday, NBC Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times first reported Burris met with federal investigators for several hours about his role in the Blagojevich scandal that led to the ouster of the former governor.
Blagojevich is charged with trying to sell President Barack Obama's former Senate seat, although he's denied any wrongdoing.

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a democrat, and republicans Peter Roskam and Mark Kirk joined the laundry list of legislators calling on the junior senator from Illinois to resign. All three support a special election to name a new senator -- and all three would consider running.
Burris has resisted calls for his resignation. He met Sunday with about 50 black ministers. The Rev. Leonard Barr says the group urged Burris to stay put.

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