WASHINGTON–Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) trying to save his sinking Senate career, delivered a brief statement Monday morning where he argued he answered questions about the contacts he had with former Gov. Blagojevich team leading up to his appointment. He did not take questions.
Said Burris, “Very brief statement is that we said in our testimony before the impeachment committee — my lawyer stated that we will have to file official information in our report because there were some questions asked where we had to get some additional information for the committee. He also stated that we might be incomplete in our report, therefore, we — if we check the transcripts — that we would file supplemental information — (off mike) — because we might not have answered all questions.”
“When we got the transcript it was determined that I had said yes in the transcript to all those names, but we had not addressed those names. So that’s what’s prompted me, then, to make a decision to file a separate affidavit that will show who we talked to and what we said. There was no change any of our — of our testimony. We followed up, as we promised the impeachment committee. We’ve done everything here that we said that we were going to do. So the information that has been reported in terms of — that this was done because there was a….. statement is absolutely, positively not true. It was done because we promised the committee we would supplement information in case we missed anything. End of story.
“God bless you all. Thank you very much.”