12/25/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New Senate President Says Democrats 'Have Embarrassed Ourselves' (VIDEO)

Incoming Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Sunday the Democrats who control state government should be embarrassed by the constant fighting between the legislature and Gov. Rod Blagojevich that has led to a Springfield stalemate.

"We have been embarrassed. We have embarrassed ourselves with all the fighting between the governor and the legislature and the speaker and the president of the Senate. That's going to end," Cullerton (D-Chicago) told the congregation of Salem Baptist Church, the South Side mega-church headed by Rev. James Meeks, a fellow Democratic senator from Chicago.

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Watch Cullerton and new State Senate majority leader James Clayborne address the congregation: