Watchdog group sues Senate

January 7, 2009 9:04:21 PM PST
A conservative watchdog group has sued the Senate for refusing to immediately seat Burris. Judicial Watch says the action is unconstitutional.

The group filed the lawsuit on behalf of Arlington Heights resident John Vincent.

"I'm not a fan of Roland Burris. I'm not a fan of the governor, but we deserve representation as citizens of the state of Illinois," said Vincent. If seated, Burris would be the senate's only African American member.