SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Senate-appointee Roland Burris
can expect some tough questions from state Republicans today on why
he accepted the position offered by disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
GOP lawmakers on an impeachment panel plan to ask Burris whether
he promised the governor anything in return.
Burris denies any improper conduct.
U.S. Senate leaders have said they would be open to recognizing
Burris' appointment after he deals with lingering legal obstacles.