WASHINGTON -- Roland Burris walked into the Senate side of the US Capitol Building at 10:27 a.m. Tuesday and was greeted by the sergeant-at-arms of the Senate who hurriedly rushed him past the usual security procedures, into an elevator, and up to the third floor of the Senate where Burris is meeting now with the secretary of the Senate.
A crush of media was awaiting the arrival of Burris and his team. Burris did not say anything upon entrance to the Capitol, even declining to say "good morning" to a reporter.
The meeting is not expected to result in Burris being sworn in as a member of the Senate at noon today, but rather the continuation of his legal and political battle to have the appointment made by tainted Gov. Rod Blagojevich approved.