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Is not seated in the senate my next guest says that will be political ramifications for the state lawmakers that did not support him.
-- Wallace is a Chicago political activist who has known mr.
I believe so that your position is look no delay.
Boris and escort him into the -- -- put it to you said that sets up what really would be a racial confrontation.
Well I don't think confrontation is ratio I think it's more political than anything else.
The politics in the state of Illinois right now are enough people primarily because the governor has been charged.
-- -- But the governor is still free to.
Expand money hand to sign bills into long he's not restricted from doing anything that a governor can do.
And he and in his own wisdom made disappointment he did that constitutionally.
And -- reported -- law behind him.
So we must respect that and Roland Burris being a fine individual that he is.
We know the good governor made a good short.
That mister mister wolf.
Saga unfortunate wrong go to do apologize mister wolf it is an abrupt.
-- -- that there is a racial element here that was the entire black cool this is behind in the seating of mr.
And most of the white establishment in the Democratic Party -- in Illinois and in the senate is opposed to seating him.
It really is split on racial grounds and I do put it to use but when mr.
He will want to be seated he will walk on to the senate floor it is not inconceivable.
That he will be blocked.
By the senate sergeant at arms all whom so -- thought.
And stopped from being -- that is a racially charged confrontation.
I'm -- -- circumstances I'd have to agree with you but Roland Burris is one of those prisons has been elected statewide.
In the state of Illinois four times in the stable -- is only 12% black and he's never been seen in racial terms.
Roland Burris is a -- humble individual whom proud of his community.
But he's also accessible to all other communities kind of comfortable to all other communities so I don't think we have a racial issue here I think that we have a lot of people.
Who don't yet know Roland Burris he is.
And know the quality of leadership that he brings to the table and that he can in fact.
Ensure that there's going to be a debate that's good for all of America.
Because of Barack Obama recently say we have a Black America white americorps Latino America we -- -- America Roland Burris is most prisons that they can ensure.
-- America is also represented a kind of not a racial issue.
It I take you point president elect Obama has said he does not want mr.
-- to be seated so ignore race for a site.
Isn't this a splint and a great embarrassment.
For the incoming Democrat congress and the incoming Democrat president.
Well the good news about that is President Obama is just a regular citizen of stable -- when it comes to this particular issue.
As president he doesn't having the authority or any right to appoint or designate who that appointee will be.
I respect his opinion in this matter and I think that it was made a little hastily.
In fact had he known that Roland Burris would have been that choice he probably would decided that differently.
The end of the day -- for an opinion you clearly believe I take it that so mr.
-- will be seated and seated promptly and very soon you do you think that's your opinion.
That's exactly right we believe Jesse White we'll fix the fate -- to the document that the governments -- governor submitted.
To appoint Roland Burris and that.
Dick Durbin our senior senator of the -- -- will escort.
Roland Burris into the senate chambers and recommend that they feed him immediately after as Vista -- and -- -- -- has he said he will do that.
-- he -- -- weighed in on this issue but the bottom line is right thinking people come to the right decisions.
Because Roland Burris is that one person.
Cool whose character is impeccable whose resume is -- -- is fantastic -- and -- as a result of that.
People will begin to know Roland Burris and we'll see that he is the best possible person for this appointment at this time in history.
Dock -- we thank you very much for joining us so we appreciate it thank you it's my pleasure.
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