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-- will -- or will he not be the junior senator from Illinois.
A media circus surrounding the senate appointee yesterday any in our nation's capital.
And one lawmaker says that if Burris does not actually get this seat.
It is the result of racism.
Representative Bobby Rush democratic congressman from Illinois joins us live this morning -- from good morning to you.
Good morning Megyn how are you I'm doing great thanks you have been a firestorm with those comments saying that it is racist not to not to allow -- to take this seat.
And many have pointed out that look these Democrats in congress said.
No matter who got the appointment before we ever heard the name Roland Burris they were gonna let it happen so -- -- -- that is what.
Well let me just say I believe that and we -- -- this morning.
They're Roland -- we'll be sworn in pads and the junior senator from the state of Illinois.
I think that is in my words really remember and someone -- that and that's where we'll be racing less than the fact that there are no African Americans.
And the senate.
Does not speak to -- diversity of this nation.
And then because -- -- -- been Americans and the senate.
And then we there are conservatives who.
Raises the -- wherever conservatives to.
And some -- these system.
Is unfair and certainly on equal.
Do you have a New -- that kind of -- when when we just elected.
An African American as the president of this united the good -- not a -- man who held military seats.
That the American who was your real applauded -- that.
-- Again that does not erase the fact.
That in the senate and there -- -- -- that's a 150 years.
There have been only three have been American as America and only two states although only fifty states but that was sent an African American service center.
And let me dismal take it one step further.
Right now for the first time in his new -- his new position.
We know sending and the gubernatorial thing is and -- and all of this only to have an American.
-- fifty states and one of them was appointed selling.
I'm just in drawing.
I'll attempted that affect.
But there was still hounds them areas though where racism mom -- around the and the fact is is that the American -- -- -- -- -- today threat.
-- respect yeah.
I let let me assessment of the election of like that because we have limited time but with respect you YouTube didn't go further than just suggests.
It is racist not to have more African Americans in the US -- you actually compared the scene of Roland Burris.
Coming out of the senate after he was rejected by the Democrats the other day.
To the early 1960s when dogs were six on the young children and as part of the civil rights movement.
Is that fair comparison many have said.
Eli is a controversial periods in our history all absolutely -- I was responding.
Prince's comments of battle.
The did launch very all of the pitcher.
Roland birds being rejected and standing out in the rain.
Also this as after he had been rejected.
And I was telling -- that.
It hopping back.
To a time where America was wounded.
-- and -- home and I Holmes is being sick all -- -- volatility and end all means that all the children.
In this now now.
As it -- American.
-- Canonized by the same.
I solved injustice being done and that's solved by.
America to me make him I've -- euthanize it.
And it and it's not a problem people have yeah.
I'm wondering is -- it's -- -- -- with Roland Burris on the merits.
It is quite another to inject race into the matter which many believe is inflammatory and many also believe that while racism.
He's a warrant so too are false claims of.
Racism which undermine the legitimate ones.
Well let me just tell you miss you -- will.
I think that -- really isn't that would -- to me.
Is that in the US senate.
And the most exclusive -- in the history of the world and then downhill after that aren't Americans -- in this system it.
That's good and I'm very to me that is.
-- plot of a racial attitudes here in America.
The fact that we have we'll have the only two I've -- America the only reason anywhere in this.
The last two years last five years we've had to laugh -- Americans who are members of the state of eyes it'll come to those days.
Then to me Americans who outweighs and then flying by that I am I using all their attention.
As -- got to wrap it up because we're coming up against a break but.
You get that you're you're clear on your point I think we have a lot of people feel that that charges unfair to two Americans in this country whether to allow -- -- just elected the first black.
President I'm not I'm dilemma -- -- -- Supreme Court an -- but.
You've made your point and I appreciate you doing its -- and as you point out is certainly does look a lot better today.
Roland Burris had a busy night and the Tonight Show host -- -- America this is not a close race in America.
Understood your -- taken.
Thank you so much for being here in the meantime when he gets to talking there's and -- wire crossing right now that legislative panel in Illinois Springfield recommending impeaching Rod Blagojevich.
Seductive but that may be the next wrinkle in the story and Bobby rush's claim to fame politically.
The only election Barack -- ever lost in 2000 challenger for the house and Bobby Rush.
Kick -- down the curve eight years leading up to one five C.
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