Burris to testify at impeachment hearings

January 3, 2009 6:15:56 AM PST
The governor's senate appointee Roland Burris is preparing for Washington, where he intends to be sworn in Tuesday as Illinois' junior senator.Burris and his supporters are stepping up efforts to pressure Senate leaders to back down from their effort to block Burris from taking the seat.

His team sent a letter to leaders of the Democratic caucus. It includes documents and case law that support burris' stance.

"The appointment is legal. The appointment is legitimate and the Governor's problems have absolutely, positively nothing do with my appointment," said Roland Burris, U.S. Senate Appointee.

The Illinois House Impeachment Committee will ask Burris to testify about his senate appointment.