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  • Lindsey Graham Calls on Dick Durbin to Hold Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Durham Report

    05/15/2023 4:50:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/14/2023 | Kristina Wong
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday called on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin to hold a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Special Counsel John Durham’s report, which slammed the Justice Department and the FBI for their politically motivated investigation into the Trump campaign for non-existent Russian collusion.
  • Durbin slams Supreme Court’s response to ethics issues as ‘oblivious’

    05/02/2023 10:46:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/02/2023 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) scolded Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at a hearing Tuesday for what he called the court’s “oblivious” response to the “obvious” ethical conflicts facing its members. He chastised the high court for not adopting the same judicial code of conduct binding every other federal court and warned it had undermined public confidence in the court. “The highest court in the land shouldn’t have the lowest ethical standards. That reality is driving a crisis in public confidence in the Supreme Court. The status quo must change,” the majority whip said in his opening...
  • Supreme Court unanimously rejects ethics complaints by Democrats against Justice Clarence Thomas

    05/01/2023 7:53:24 AM PDT · by Twotone · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 30, 2023 | Paul Sacca
    The United States Supreme Court unanimously rejected ethics complaints about Justice Clarence Thomas by Democrats. Sen Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter on April 20 requesting Chief Justice John Roberts appear for a hearing about potential conflicts of interest within the top court. The letter was signed by all 11 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. The letter follows a ProPublica article about Justice Clarence Thomas reportedly receiving gifts from a billionaire conservative donor and friend. Justice Thomas has denied any wrongdoing. Democrats have also targeted Justice Neil Gorsuch for alleged ethical lapses. Durbin claimed...
  • Durbin asks Roberts to testify in Congress amid Thomas controversy

    04/20/2023 9:46:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/2023 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Thursday asked Chief Justice John Roberts to testify in Congress about the court’s ethical standards amid a controversy surrounding Justice Clarence Thomas. Durbin vowed to hold a hearing on May 2 on ethical rules at the high court after a ProPublica investigation revealed that Thomas took various luxury trips over the years paid for by Harlan Crow, a Dallas-based real estate developer who has donated millions to conservative causes. “The time has come for a new public conversation on ways to restore confidence in the Court’s ethical standards. I invite you to...
  • DICK DUBIN AND LINDSEY GRAHAM Propose ‘DREAM Act’ Amnesty for Nearly 2M Illegal Aliens

    02/13/2023 6:12:49 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/13/2023 | John Binder
    Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have proposed their “DREAM Act” amnesty that would provide green cards and, eventually, naturalized American citizenship to nearly two million illegal aliens. Graham and Durbin, who hold powerful positions on the Senate Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the amnesty after repeatedly proposing the plan since 2017. (Snip) Durbin suggested that amnesty for DACA illegal aliens “is a matter of simple American fairness and justice” before thanking Graham “for his continued partnership in this important bipartisan effort.”
  • Durbin: ‘We Shouldn’t Put the Economy’ in Peril ‘Because We’re in the Midst of Preparing for a Presidential Campaign’

    02/01/2023 11:16:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 1, 2023 | 1:14pm EST | Melanie Arter
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) couldn’t name one specific thing that Democrats should cut from the budget for future spending when challenged to do so Wednesday on “CNN This Morning.” Meanwhile, when asked whether President Biden should negotiate on the debt ceiling, Durbin said, “absolutely not.” […] … (CNN host Poppy) Harlow pointed out that Durbin introduced the Debt Ceiling Reform Act last year, which takes that responsibility from Congress and assigns it to the treasury secretary — “one unelected individual.” She asked why that should be taken out of the hands of Congress. “Isn’t that why you guys are elected;...
  • Durbin: Biden Should ‘Absolutely Not’ Negotiate on Debt Ceiling

    02/01/2023 11:01:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02-01-2023 | Pam Key
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Wednesday on “CNN This Morning” that President Joe Biden should “absolutely not” negotiate on the debt ceiling. Anchor Poppy Harlow said, “Yesterday, Speaker McCarthy said he thinks Biden will, quote, ‘sit down and negotiate,’ close quote, today. Do you think President Biden should negotiate on the debt ceiling?” Durbin said, “Absolutely not. The debt ceiling is a critical vote for our economy, for jobs for the fate of businesses, and the reputation of the United States to pay its bills. That should not be negotiated.”
  • Durbin says Booker, Scott should revisit police reform

    01/29/2023 2:11:29 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/29/2023 | Stephen Neukam
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) urged a pair of senators that previously led talks on police reform to revive their push to pass a bipartisan reform package in the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols after he was beaten by police in Memphis. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led negotiations on a policing reform bill that failed in 2021 after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota. After the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, its Senate counterparts ultimately gave up on efforts to find a compromise.
  • Durbin: Biden ‘Bears Ultimate Responsibility’ for Having Classified Docs

    01/22/2023 7:02:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/22/2023 | Pam Key
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that President Joe Biden bore “ultimate responsibility” for the classified material found at his home and office. Anchor Dana Bash said, “I want to turn to the new classified documents that the FBI found at the president’s house in Delaware. It was a 13-hour search that happened on Friday. It’s just the latest revelation of the president having classified items that he shouldn’t have. You’ve been in Congress for 40 years. You’ve handled classified material for a lot of those years, probably most of them. How concerned are...
  • Dick Durbin: ‘Pathetic’ Abbott, DeSantis ‘Taking Advantage of These Helpless People’

    09/18/2022 7:20:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “it is pathetic” that Govs. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) were taking advantage of helpless people by sending migrants to northern cities. Durbin said, “It is pathetic that the governors are taking advantage of these helpless people, making promises to them, and off they go to places far removed from where they’re supposed to be appearing under the requirements of our law in a matter of weeks and months. He is jeopardizing their stay here. Why is it when the Republicans want to enforce their immigration...
  • Mark Keam, longtime Democratic Virginia delegate, resigns

    09/06/2022 5:44:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 6, 2022 | Sarah Rankin
    Mark Keam, a long-serving Democratic member of the House of Delegates from northern Virginia, has resigned his seat, a move that will set up a special election to fill the vacancy in the blue-leaning district. An attorney who was first elected to his Fairfax County-based seat in 2009, Keam said in an interview Tuesday that he had stepped down to take a job in the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Keam said he will serve as a deputy assistant secretary running the National Travel and Tourism Office, which is focused on bringing foreign travelers to the...
  • Durbin: ‘I sense a different feeling among my colleagues’ on gun reform

    05/29/2022 7:32:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/29/2022 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, is calling on his colleagues involved in bipartisan talks on gun reform to “do the right thing” following last week’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas. When asked by CNN “State of the Union” co-anchor Dana Bash on Sunday if lawmakers would take action following the shooting in Uvalde that left 19 students and two teachers slain, Durbin said the photos and stories of the victims have been “compelling” for lawmakers.
  • Durbin: There’s ‘a Lot’ of Price Gouging and Record Job Creation Comes with Inflation

    05/17/2022 4:53:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated that “we’re dealing with a transitional economy, coming from a shutdown economy under COVID-19, reemerging, creation of jobs at record levels, but with it, comes the fires of inflation.” And there’s also “a lot” of price gouging. Durbin stated that poor poll numbers for Democrats reflect “history’s reality that off-year elections are not kind to the president’s party. That’s the starting point. Secondly, we’re dealing with a transitional economy, coming from a shutdown economy under COVID-19, reemerging, creation of jobs at record levels, but with...
  • Durbin calls protests outside Supreme Court justices’ homes ‘reprehensible

    05/11/2022 6:49:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/11/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, on Tuesday called the protests outside of Supreme Court justices’ homes “reprehensible” in an interview. “I think it’s reprehensible. Stay away from homes and families of elected officials and members of the court,” the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman told CNN when he was asked about his thoughts on the protests.
  • Thom Tillis, Dick Durbin Push to Revive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Amid Biden’s Mass Migration at Border

    04/07/2022 7:44:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2022 | John Binder
    As federal agencies prepare for a “mass migration event” at the United States-Mexico border due to President Joe Biden’s ending Title 42 on May 23, Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are setting their sights on amnesty for illegal aliens. Last week, Biden officials announced that the administration would end the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 authority that has allowed U.S. Border Patrol to quickly return illegal aliens to their native countries over the last two years.
  • Durbin: We Shouldn’t Vote on Title 42 cAmendment Due to ‘Urgency and Emergency’ of COVID Spending Bill

    04/06/2022 12:00:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/06/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) argued against voting on an amendment to the coronavirus spending bill on Title 42 by stating doing so would delay passage of the spending bill that he hopes “would have a sense of urgency and emergency” to it. Host Chuck Todd asked, “COVID relief funding is something that’s needed. I know you’re going to say they’re playing politics here, you know there are some Democratic votes for this. Why not include the amendment on Title 42, what’s the downside?”
  • Durbin: ‘No Question’ Biden Admin. Can Cut Red Tape to Get Arms to Ukraine More Efficiently

    04/05/2022 4:14:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/05/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that the Biden administration can “Absolutely” cut red tape to get military equipment to the Ukrainians more efficiently. Durbin said, “The United States and NATO are on their side. We have provided massive amounts of equipment, ammunition, and resources for them to engage in the fight. We need to do more and we need to do it quickly. Time is of the essence. If the parliamentarians made one thing clear, they need help and they need it yesterday. They don’t need to wait for weeks...
  • Dick Durbin Accuses Republicans of Prejudice Against ‘Harvard Grad, Black Woman’

    03/23/2022 6:57:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/23/2022 | Joel B Pollack
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) accused Republicans Wednesday of attacking Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson because of a “stereotype” against a “Harvard grad, black woman” during her confirmation hearing. Durbin opened the third day of hearings by using his opening statement to attack Republicans for their questions the day before, implying that they were motivated by racist and sexist prejudice against the nominee.
  • Durbin on Regrets over Kavanaugh: We Could Have Handled Timing Differently, But That’s Hindsight

    03/22/2022 4:09:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Democrats could have done a better job handling the timing of the accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination to the Supreme Court, but “hindsight is very clear. At that time, we were trying to do the best we could under an extraordinary set of circumstances.”
  • Graham storms out of Jackson SCOTUS hearing after Durbin Gitmo clash

    03/22/2022 2:38:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2022 4:46pm | Mark Moore
    As Durbin resumed the hearing, Graham got up and walked out of the room, taking a bottle of soda with him.