Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSenators zero in on shadowy court at center of IG report Senate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina MORE (D-Ill.) is so busy trying to "show up" Roland Burris that he's become a better Senator, according to a Burris adviser.

In an interview with WJJG radio, Delmarie Cobb said Durbin has continually scrambled to outshine the controversial Burris.

Cobb said that while Durbin's had previously been a "do-nothing" senator, he's now "so busy trying to show Roland up that he's suddenly running all over town at ribbon cutting and ground breaking."

When asked if Durbin was really trying to use Roland's problems to boost his profile, Cobb responded, "Oh, that's exactly what it is."

Mr. Durbin, what say you?