Last time he came knocking at the Capitol, the Senate sent Roland Burris away empty-handed. But now that the Illinois secretary of state has ended his protest and signed the relevant paperwork, Burris is hoping his next visit has a happier ending.


Burris told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that his lawyers will be in the U.S. capital on Monday to meet the Senate parliamentarian, adding that he would follow them to Washington “in a day or two.”

“It is our position that we have done everything that’s required and that, yes, I should be seated and I should be seated forthwith and I should be seated prior to the inauguration of our — our 44th president,” Burris said.

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