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."