After Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinLegal immigrants at risk of losing status during coronavirus pandemic Senate rejects GOP attempt to change unemployment benefits in coronavirus stimulus bill Senators pen op-ed calling for remote voting amid coronavirus pandemic MORE spent an hour meeting with embattled Sen. Roland Burris, Durbin held a press conference in which he told reporters he urged his Illinois colleague to resign.

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UPDATE: Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Tuesday he privately urged Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) to resign from the Senate, but that Burris refused.

Speaking at a packed, cramped, quickly-called press conference following a 59-minute meeting with the embattled senator, Durbin reported on his first face-to-face meeting with Burris in 10 days, suggesting the meeting was a contentious one. Durbin said he told Burris he was "disappointed" in Burris's recent revelations that his contacts with and fundraising for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D)