Dems May Ask Cops to Keep Burris Off Senate Floor

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2009 10:13 PM CST
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announces his choice of Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, in Chicago.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – The inauguration ceremony for new senators is generally not a must-see affair, but then Rod Blagojevich never played a role before. Democratic aides tell CNN they will block the Illinois governor's appointment, Roland Burris, from entering the Senate chamber Tuesday, even if it means calling in the Capitol police. Burris says he plans to be there, though he's promised not to make a scene. The real fun? If Blago himself turns up.