Skip to comments.Durbin:Senate Republicans And White House Should Allow FBI To Follow The Facts
Posted on 10/02/2018 5:46:03 PM PDT by mdittmar
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today called on Senate Republicans and the White House to allow the FBI to follow the facts where they lead and hold off on scheduling a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaughs nomination to the Supreme Court until Congress and the American people learn what the FBI uncovers. In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin also called out Republicans who have been calling Dr. Blasey Fords allegations of sexual assault against Judge Kavanaugh a smear, or a calculated and orchestrated political hit.
I believe Dr. Ford, and I believe what she told us. And thats why Im troubled to hear [Republican] senators come to the floor today and say, Well, you know, we feel that she was mistreated. Some of the same senators, including the Majority Leader, who have said that, came to the floor on three successive days last week and dismissed her complaint as a smear, Durbin said. Even before she had testified, even before they had seen her under oath say what she did, they dismissed this as a smear. I dont think thats an indication of respect for Dr. Ford to have said that on the floor of the Senate. And I think that she deserves more, as anyone would who is willing to testify under oath.
Durbin continued, I hope that my colleagues on the other side of the aisle who have not declared where they are and how theyll vote on the Kavanaugh nomination will wait until the FBI investigation is complete, review their findings, and reflect on the very basic question is Brett Kavanaugh the right person at this moment in history to be given a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land?
Video of Durbins remarks on the Senate Floor are available here.
Audio of Durbins remarks on the Senate Floor are available here.
Last week, Durbin announced his opposition to Judge Kavanaugh. In the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, Judge Kavanaugh repeatedly refused to call for an independent FBI investigation, in stark contrast to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Ms. Deborah Ramirez, and Ms. Julie Swetnick, who have all asked for a FBI investigation of their serious allegations of sexual assault.
In last weeks hearing, Durbin also asked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Dr. Ford, with what degree of certainty do you believe Brett Kavanaugh assaulted you? Dr. Blasey Ford responded, One hundred percent.
Last week, following the release of a sworn declaration from Julie Swetnick detailing new allegations of sexual assault by Judge Kavanaugh, Durbin called for Senate Republicans and the White House to either immediately call for the FBI to conduct an investigation into the multiple allegations of sexual assault by Judge Kavanaugh or withdraw his nomination.
F off, Durbin.
Since when is that little creep concerned about facts.
I have no problem with the FBI investigating how the Democrats fabricated all this. But that should be done after Kavanaugh is confirmed.
Mohammed al-Durbn is at it again
If they follow the facts there will be hundreds of democrats in jail.
After Kavanaugh is confirmed then I would like the FBI to follow all leads as well. I have a feeling that a lot of democrats would end up in jail.
Who says they’re NOT “following the facts,” Dick?
What he means, of course, is they’re not following the “facts” Dick Durbin wants them to follow.
Delay, delay, delay....
Sounds to me like Aesop’s Fables and the Briar Patch I think that will be the Democrats undoing.
The FBI is going to do what is does. Why is Durbin insulting them by insinuating that they won’t?
Agree completely. It’s all about delay, Delay, DELAY! WAKE UP YOU REPUGNANT GNATS! TAKE THE VOTE!
Hey Durban Dik!! You lose!!
Just what “facts” are those, Bigus Dickus?
Sure, it was him, I just can't remember where it happened, when it happened, how I got there or how I got home, but it was him.
Well Durbin...The “facts” are:
She doesn’t know when...
She doesn’t know where...
Her best friend says it’s not true...
The “witnesses” she says were there say they weren’t...
There is much evidence that she was a “loose woman”...
A dear old friend of mine went to school with Durbin in downstate Illinois... he says Durbin was a dirtbag who hung out with a bunch of area teens who used to play a game they called “Ni&&er Polo”... which was driving in East St. Louis alongside the sidewalks, with one or more of the kids hanging out the windows holding sticks. Their goal was to get “points” by successfully smacking unsuspecting black pedestrians with the sticks.
And no, I’m not kidding. That might be why the SOB moved north instead of running for office where he originally came from.
Hey Dick ( appropriately named) Durbin, go pound sand!
Okay let’s allow them to re-open Hillary’s e-mail problem and her selling of uranium to Russia for kickbacks!
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