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Roland Burris, the longtime Illinois politician appointed to fill President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, spoke to CNN's Tom Foreman on Tuesday night. Here is a transcript of that interview.

CNN: Roland Burris joins us live from Chicago, Illinois.

I have to start with the most obvious question. If all of the big Democrats in Washington say they won't work with you, won't recognize you, if Barack Obama says he doesn't want you in the seat, if the leading Senate Democrat there in Illinois says he doesn't want you there, how are you going to get this important work done if all these people won't work with you? Read full article »

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