- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokesman for Roland Burris says the embattled senator is focused on his work in the U.S. Senate, not the indictment filed against the man who appointed him.

Spokesman Jim O’Connor says Burris is not focusing on the 19-count indictment handed down Thursday against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY’-uh-vich) and others.

O’Connor says Burris is participating in dozens of budget votes in the Senate and won’t be commenting on the indictment.

Earlier in the day, Burris told reporters with The Hill newspaper who caught him coming off the floor from a vote that Blagojevich’s indictment “has nothing to do with me.”

Burris says the governor has his own problems and “the law will take its course.”

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