Skip to comments.Top Democrat [Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin] wants answers from Sestak
Posted on 05/25/2010 9:59:48 AM PDT by jazusamo
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said it's up to Sestak to say more about allegations the administration offered him a job.
Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) should explain more about allegations the White House offered him a job in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate race, a top Senate Democrat said Tuesday.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said the onus is on Sestak to say more about the offer he claimed to have received from the Obama administration in exchange for dropping his primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).
"At some point, I think Congressman Sestak needs to make clear what happened," Durbin told reporters at the Capitol.
Republicans have put pressure on Sestak and the White House to explain more about their conversations, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee, who has suggested a criminal probe in the matter.
Durbin said the responsibility falls with Sestak not the White House to explain, because Sestak, Durbin said, "raised the issue."
Durbin is arguably the highest-profile Democrat to call for more information in the incident. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) urged the White House on Monday to disclose what it knows.
"The only thing I heard was Axelrod said that nothing inappropriate took place," Durbin said, referencing White House senior advisor David Axelrod.
Sestak will be forced to head under the Obamabus. He will have to take one for the Regime here. They can not afford to have Obama criminality exposed.
Kinda looks like it with a couple of Dems wanting answers, that surprises me.
Now that the O’s have called Sestak a liar he’s going to find out what it’s like to be invited to a picnic lunch at Ft. Marcy Park.
Do you mean Sestak will withdraw, and the party committee will then nominate Specter?
Never ever make the mistake of believeing a Democrat has the slightest vestige of integrity.
That same thought occured to me, wouldn’t be surprising.
Seems he will have to admit to lying...doom the election?
He could try telling the truth...nothing lost.
I think they will dump him and go with a write in...? That is a losing effort, but they will survive and he gets a payoff somewhere else and keeps his mouth shut this time! LOL
That's for certain.
They have changed the rules to do things like this before!
“We need more time to concoct a plausible explanation.”
The Dems always want to get to the bottom usually to see if it will effect them personally.
Good, but strange that Durbin is asking.
If he doesn't do so, this cloud is going to hang over his head. His Republican opponent can rightly ask: "who is Sestak protecting?" He can also ask: "Did it really happen, or did Sestak just make it up for political gain?"
Sestak has already poisoned his relationship with the Obama administration, so he doesn't lose anything with full disclosure. If anything, he'll establish himself as independent from the administration -- which will certainly help him in November.
Maybe not Specter but some high-profile PA Democrat, instead. Specter's damaged goods, and Toomey would crush him (the only negative on Sestak winning the primary, honestly, is that he stands a better chance against Toomey than Specter did).
In any event, after a brief period of waiting, Sestak will then get a cushy but minor government job that doesn't require Senate "advise and consent". (Or a similarly cushy lobbying job.)
The group at risk here is DoJ. On top of the Black Panthers, Arizona and poor CT work they now have this “pants around ankle” issue. Holder is a puppet and its clear to the media...even the left wing media.
The Dems on the Hill need to cover their butts before Nov and the White House wants to stall...rats will fight on this and the media is now angry enough to cover it.
I’ve told you guys, Democrats are going to be hammered in December, and it will be Democrats that survive the purge that will be pushing for Fauxbama’s impeachment next year, as they try desperately to save their party from what this man and his minions are doing to it.
How much more does Sestak have to say? He was offered a job by the WH to drop out (’why’ and ‘what’). The ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘when’ don’t change that.
Article posted about it:
No the mantra is Remember Scooter Libby....
Sestak is a liar or the regime is lying.
Either way, that’s good news for Toomey, imo.
Sestak looks like an oppurtunistic shill or voting for Sestak sends one more vote for the Obama regime.
Both good things to run ads on.
I’m praying you’re right and believe you may well be.
Why would they do that? It would mean yet another loss - no way Specter beats Toomey.
That is why Durbin and others are getting on the right side of the issue. My guess is Rahm is all over this and many in Congress have had enough of his tactics and want him gone. This is their way to get rid of him. I'm sure they will keep Obama out of this.
I don’t see this as Durbin doing anything to bring clarity on this. If Durbin sincerely gives crap about getting to the truth he will call for an investigation. He doesn’t want that, he just wants to posture.
They want that seat for Specter. And they've found a way to get it.
They want a coverup with Sestak going under the Bus. Watch and learn. Sestak will ‘modify’ his statements to protect the Criminal in Chief.
There is NO WAY he will spill the beans now...no way.
He wants a seat on a committee and a future in the dim party.
Whatever happens it’s daydreaming to think that Obama will take the fall. If they don’t completely destroy Sestak, they’ll find some flunky to throw under the bus and Obama will deny all knowledge of any wrongdoing.
Sestak was thrown under the bus when the Obama-creeps endorsed Arlen Sphinter.
Dems wanting answers....the political winds must be blowing in the wrong direction. Maybe they are starting to figure out Obama is not going to lead them to the promised land. Right now he is leading them over a cliff.
This bunch has committed so many felonies already - what difference does one more make?
The mainstream media and the courts just don’t care - they are beholden to 0messiah.
They are more concerned in the real criminals - conservative tea party folk. People that are standing in the way of the New World Order.
“Hello, Mr. Sestak? This is State Farm Insurance. We are cancelling your life insurance policy. Rahm sends his regards. Have a nice day!”
I am convinced that Fitz bit off more than he can swallow.
The tapes are damning to O and his cabal.
Blago wants ALL the tapes played in Court. Fitz does not.
“Hello, Joe. This is Barrack. Say, have you ever been quail hunting? I’d love to take you out ... hunting I mean.”
My point was that Durbin is trying to take the focus off Obamugabe and the WH. Sestak doesn’t need to provide anymore detail...the WH needs to defend themselves.
You’re right, many felonies have been committed.
Hopefully the enemedia will reach a tipping point, stranger things have happened but I can’t think of one right now.
Durbin say’s it’s up to Sestak to come forward, but if Sestak comes forward the Democrats will shun him like an Amish girl that left the Church.
He is damned if he does and damned if he doesnt.
Right now he is playingit cool making Holder appoint a special prosecutor, which he won’t do, and hoping it goes away.
I will admit to you that while watching Jindal’s press conference on the oil spill, Dick Durbin was there and when he spoke he specifically called out the Administration.
A congressman on FOX today was saying that this was an impeachable offense. We can only pray.
Sure he does; so he plan more coverup.
Funny, they didn’t accept such an excuse when railroading Scooter Libby now did they?
Its the COVERUP that KILLS.
Hey Sestack, Vice Admiral (Ret.), act like a man and let the communists have it!
Unless you're a coward, a liar, a communist or all of the above!
In time, the Savior may end up under his own bus.
Only pray is right. This communist Congress will never even think about it.
“when he spoke he specifically called out the Administration.”
That is good news:)