WASHINGTON--Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) has said he will not vote for a health care bill that does not include a public option. The Senate leaders are melding one bill from two advanced by different committees and while it is likely to have a public option, it's not a foregone conclusio. Burris' vote could be needed by the White House and he is somewhat immune from pressure since he will not be running to keep the Senate seat he was appointed to by the tainted Gov. Blagojevich.
Appearing on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" on Wednesday, Burris said he will "not be some type of obstructionist."