Burris: 'I Have Done Nothing Wrong'

He'll comply with perjury review, but no more interviews

By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User

Posted Feb 18, 2009 3:08 PM CST

(Newser) – Roland Burris today urged his constituents to "stop the rush to judgment" as he denied any wrongdoing in the process of gaining his Senate seat, the Chicago Tribune reports. "If I had done the things I’ve been accused of, I’d be too embarrassed to stand up here," he said at a meeting in Chicago. He also fired back at the press, vowing not to "engage the media and have facts drip out in selective soundbites."

"You know the real Roland," he told the group of politicians and business leaders. "I have done nothing wrong and I have absolutely nothing to hide."

Burris speaks at the City Club of Chicago Public Policy Forum in Chicago.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., participates in a conversation during a public policy luncheon before The City Club of Chicago in Chicago, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.   (AP Photo/M Spencer Green)
Burris arrives to the public policy luncheon in Chicago. He says he'll no longer speak to the media.   (AP Photo/M Spencer Green)
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Burris delivered a short sound byte today that denies he did anything wrong.   (ZZZZZZZZZZZZAMBONI)

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