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January 06, 2009

Democratic Senators Bar Black Man From Entry

Did I wake up in the middle of a William Faulkner novel?

I. Am. Outraged.

Roland Burris was denied entry to the Senate chambers on Tuesday as he tried to claim the seat once held by President-elect Barack Obama.

Roland Burris makes his way to the Senate chambers on Tuesday.

Burris said the secretary of the Senate rejected his credentials, and therefore he would not be allowed access to the floor.

Timothy W. Wright III, an attorney for Burris, said the rejection of Burris' credentials was unlawful.

"Our credentials were rejected by the secretary of the Senate. We were not allowed to be placed in the record books. We were not allowed to proceed to the floor for purposes of taking oath, all of which we think was improperly done and it is against the law of this land," Wright said.

Burris said he was not seeking a confrontation and would consult with his attorneys to determine his next steps.

Harry Reid immediately claimed credit for the "Security Surge" that "stabilized the situation in the Senate."

He then noted he also "had something to do with beating the Japs in WWII."


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