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  • Durbin:FBI Must Complete An Investigation Into Serious & Credible Sexual Assault Allegation

    09/20/2018 3:18:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 80 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 9/18/2018 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    Durbin also joined fellow Judiciary Committee Democrats in a letter to FBI Director & White House Counsel urging them to complete an FBI investigation before a public hearing WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today called on the Trump White House to request that the FBI’s career professionals conduct an independent investigation into the serious and credible sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.  In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin argued that the FBI needs to interview witnesses, review all of the evidence,...
  • Flashback: Dick Durbin Said "Roe v. Wade" Should Be Reversed

    09/07/2018 10:00:13 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 11 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | September 6, 2018 | Editor
    I believe that we should end abortion on demand, and at every opportunity I have translated this belief into votes in the House of Representatives. I am opposed to the use of federal funds to pay for elective abortions, and will continue to support amendments to prohibit the funding of elective abortions for federal employees and Medicaid recipients. Also, notwithstanding the result in Webster, I continue to believe that the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade should be reversed. Richard J. Durbin Member of Congress
  • Kavanaugh Rejects Sen. Durbin’s Claim that Illegal Immigrants Can Form Unions

    09/06/2018 12:28:49 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5 Sep 2018
    Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin argued that illegal immigrants can join unions, and suggested that a 2008 decision by Judge Brett Kavanaugh shows he is hostile to “immigrants.” Kavanaugh countered by arguing that his 2008 dissent complied with the Supreme Court’s Sure-Tan decision in 1984. In the 2008 case, two other judges outvoted Kavanaugh and said the 1984 Sure-Tan decision allowed illegal migrants to join unions.
  • Dick Durbin Admits: Democrats Plotted to Disrupt Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Hearing

    09/04/2018 11:36:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) admitted Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court that he and other Democrats participated in a conference call on how to disrupt the hearings. [Snip] The hearing had already been disrupted several times by protesters - led by the anti-Trump and Democrat-aligned Women’s March, which claimed credit - and several senators also interrupted proceedings with interjections. [Snip] The hearing eventually settled into opening statements, though protests continued. Durbin later praised the protesters: "What we've heard is the noise of democracy."
  • Kavanaugh misled lawmakers under oath in 2006 hearing, says Senate minority whip

    07/31/2018 1:30:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The second-ranking Democrat in the Senate said Tuesday that JudgeBrett Kavanaugh misled senators during his 2006 confirmation hearing, and vowed to make the judge explain himself before winning a seat on the Supreme Court. Sen. Richard Durbin said JudgeKavanaugh in that earlier hearing denied involvement in crafting the Bush White House’s policy on detainees and enemy combatants caught during the war on terror. But Mr. Durbin said he now believes JudgeKavanaugh, who had been in the White House counsel’s office and later served as staff secretary to President George W. Bush, was involved in those decisions. ~snip~ Mr. Grassley said...
  • Top Senate Dem calls on DHS secretary to resign over family separations

    07/31/2018 8:47:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2018 | Nathaniel Weixel
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Tuesday called for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents at the southern border. “It is and was a cruel policy inconsistent with the bedrock values of the nation,” Durbin said during an oversight hearing of the government’s efforts to reunite the families. “Someone in this administration has to accept responsibility.” Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, joins a growing list of senators calling out Nielsen for her role in the administration's...
  • Dick Durbin is making an ass of himself

    07/09/2018 9:50:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 9, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Can Dick Durbin stifle himself for a bit? The vaunted senator from Illinois is saying one absurd thing after another, putting the jackass back big into the Democratic Party label. Seriously, get a load of this first one from the senior senator from Illinois : A top Democrat in the Senate said his vulnerable colleagues from red states "understand" that fighting to stop President Trump's Supreme Court pick is more important than getting re-elected in 2018. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was pressed on this "dilemma" that Democrats face as the 2018 midterms approach during an interview on NBC's...
  • On eve of Trump's Supreme Court pick, top Dem suggests sacrificing Senate seats to stop nomination

    07/08/2018 12:54:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Just one day before President Trump is set to announce his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy in a primetime address from the White House, a top Democratic senator suggested that stopping the nominee is more important than the upcoming midterm elections. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., acknowledged that so-called red-state Democrats may be tempted to vote for Trump's selection out of political necessity, but urged his colleagues Sunday to consider more than their political careers. "Beyond the procedure, beyond the gamesmanship, it is a life-and-death important decision to be made by this court on so many...
  • Dem Sen Durbin: Trump Administration Has Trapped Children in a ‘Bureaucratic Cave’

    07/08/2018 8:54:05 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 July, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said the Trump administration had trapped children in a “bureaucratic cave” with his zero-tolerance policy on immigration which caused some families to be separated after crossing the border illegally. Referencing the children being saved from a cave in Thailand, Durbin said, “Before I get into that, our hearts and prayers are with those boys in Thailand, trapped in the cave. I hope our hearts and prayers are also with thousands of children, toddlers and infants, removed from their parents by the Trump administration, under zero tolerance. They’re trapped in a...
  • Durbin: ‘We Don’t Have the Power’ to Play Hardball on SCOTUS Nominee

    06/28/2018 3:54:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28,2018 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated that Senate Democrats “don’t have the power” to play “hardball” on the nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, “[W]hat is the gameplan? And you are saying you don’t think you should play hardball the way the Republicans did?” Durbin answered, “Well, we don’t have the power. I mean, if we had the power and the authority to make those decisions, it’s one thing. But under the rules — under the rules with Justice Gorsuch, in a matter of three...
  • Dem senator: Trump groveling at the feet of our adversaries

    06/08/2018 9:16:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/08/18 | Aris Folley
    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Friday that President Trump is “groveling at the feet of our adversaries” shortly after the president called for Russia to be reinstated the Group of Seven (G-7). Durbin in a tweet mockingly quoted Trump saying of himself, “Nobody has been tougher on Russia than Donald Trump,” before adding: “Now watch President Trump grovel at the feet of our adversary and punish our strongest allies,” a reference to recent tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. While speaking to reporters on Friday prior to departing for Canada to attend the G-7 summit, the president said...
  • U.S. Marshal in Chicago leaves office without explanation

    05/23/2018 5:58:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | May 22, 2018 | ABC7 I-Team
    U.S. Marshal in Chicago leaves office without explanation Chuck Goudie and the ABC7 I-Team were told by law enforcement sources two months ago that Gilmore's effectiveness as U.S. marshal was being questioned. Now he is out. An ABC7 I-Team Investigation By Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:14PM CHICAGO (WLS) -- A little more than halfway into his term of office, the United States Marshal in Chicago Edward L. Gilmore has resigned suddenly and without explanation. President Barack Obama nominated Gilmore in 2015 to fill the top federal law enforcement spot. He was...
  • Sen. Dick Durbin Meets American Hostage, Dictator Maduro in Venezuela

    04/10/2018 1:45:59 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Apr 2018 | Ben Kew
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has announced he is “heartbroken” after visiting the socialist state of Venezuela, currently embroiled in the worst political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in its history. In a statement on Monday, Durbin’s office confirmed that he “met with President Nicolás Maduro, members of the opposition, the President of the National Assembly, the Ministers of Health and Nutrition, business leaders, civil society groups, doctors, and humanitarian organizations.”
  • What's up with Dick Durbin's and Pete Sessions's secret junket to Venezuela?

    04/06/2018 11:52:32 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Claiming he was just trying to free Josh Holt, a devout young Mormon from Utah held hostage by Venezuela's Maduro regime on phony charges, left-wing Illinois Democratic senator Dick Durbin isn't exactly credible about his real mission in his secret visit to Caracas this past week. Rep. Pete Sessions, a Dallas-based Republican, isn't exactly believable, either, given that he called his secret trip with Durbin "a peace mission" to Caracas last week.
  • Ahead of March For Our Lives, Durbin Calls On Republicans To Stand Up To The NRA

    03/26/2018 6:26:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 3/22/2018 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON—As tens of thousands of students and supporters of gun violence prevention prepare to march in Washington D.C., Chicago, and cities and towns across America, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today slammed President Trump and the Republican majority in Congress for still being unwilling to push for any gun reforms that the gun sales lobby opposes.  
  • Bipartisan lawmakers defend Mueller amid Trump’s attacks on probe

    03/18/2018 10:25:15 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON – Bipartisan lawmakers sounded the alarm Sunday about President Trump’s mounting attacks on the Russia probe and issued a strong defense for special counsel Robert Mueller. “If the president reaches out and stops this investigation, that is a constitutional crisis in this country,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” Trump’s lawyer John Dowd Saturday called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to end the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump followed up over the weekend by attacking Mueller by name on Twitter and questioning the...
  • [Cath Caucus] Georgetown honors pro-abortion Senator whose bishop just barred him from Communion

    02/28/2018 6:00:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 28, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Tonight, Georgetown University will present pro-abortion Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, whose bishop recently barred him from Holy Communion, with an award for devoting “his life to the core Jesuit value of service to others.” Georgetown President John J. DeGioia will present Durbin with the Jesuit university’s “Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award for exemplary public service.” This award is “conferred upon Georgetown alumni who have rendered outstanding and exemplary service to his/her profession or community in support of humanitarian causes,” according to the University. SIGN THE PLEDGE: I support Bishop Paprocki denying Communion to pro-abortion...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Cupich calls Excommunicated Senator Durbin

    02/26/2018 2:41:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 26, 2018 | Tesa
    21 Feb: Bishop Paprocki excommunicates Sen. Durbin for his pro-abortion voting record. 26 Feb: Cardinal Cupich calls Sen. Durbin to lobby for illegal immigrants. And has the conversation filmed. And posts it on Twitter.
  • Durbin: Congress Must Stand Up to Gun Sales Lobby & Act to Prevent the Next Mass Shooting

    02/22/2018 5:06:01 PM PST · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 2.21.18 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    CHICAGO – In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined local gun safety advocates to call on Congress to act on common sense gun reforms and stop turning a blind eye to the deadly toll of gun violence in our schools and neighborhoods. The only vote the U.S. Senate has held this Congress on guns has been to overturn a regulation to keep guns out of the hands of individuals with mental illness.  “There is no single reform that could stop every shooting, but we...
  • Democrats Reject Trump’s Amnesty Framework, Seek Alliance With GOP’s Business Wing

    02/04/2018 5:17:08 PM PST · by Rockitz · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Feb 2018 | Neil Munro
    Democratic Senators are rejecting President Donald Trump’s four-part amnesty-and-immigration reform, and are instead working with business-first GOP Senators to pass an amnesty with only token reforms. “There is not likely to be a DACA deal, though we’re working every single day, on telephone calls and person to person, to try to reach this bipartisan agreement,” Sen. Dick Durbin told Jake Tapper on the February 4 edition of CNN’s State of the Union. Durbin said the Democrats would not stage another shutdown, but declared: I think we’re making real progress. I want to salute the moderates in both the Republicans and...