Democrats will call the 5.0, Po-Pos, Pigs, LAW on 71-year old Roland Burris if he shows up to be sworn in Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Does anyone here think this is political suicide? And in Chicago with a huge African American base, do they think many will applaud this? Especially, since Burris is a known quantity throughout the State of Illinois and highly respected? And this coming from Harry Reid, a so-called leader who is no leader at all? One who allowed Joe Lieberman, the man who endorsed John McCain, slimed Barack Obama, back in the caucus and to retain his chairmanships? But he is now dipping his toe in ILLINOIS POLITICS? This is straight up bullshit at its highest.
Senate Democratic leaders think Roland Burris, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's pick to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, will likely show up on Capitol Hill Tuesday for the opening day of Congress, according to a Democratic aide familiar with Senate Democratic leaders' plans.
They have prepared a contingency plan in case he does, the aide added.
Burris will not be allowed on the Senate floor, according to this aide and a Senate Democratic leadership aide.
The aide familiar with Senate Democratic leaders' plans said if Burris tries to enter the Senate chamber, the Senate doorkeeper will stop Burris. If Burris were to persist, either trying to force his way onto the Senate floor or refusing to leave and causing a scene, U.S. Capitol Police would stop him, said the aide.